Earlier this week, GitHub took down a hateful website that focused Muslim girls and put them on sale. The web site, named Sulli Offers, is a derogatory time period used for Muslim girls.
Someone made an app of ‘Sulli Offers’ which has twitter deal with of so many Muslim ladies. You’re one faucet away from discovering the lady as your deal.
That app has our photos and our names.
The motto of the app says, ‘neighborhood pushed, open supply mission’ pic.twitter.com/Rc2vyynRMy
— Ok (@madeforbrettLEE) July 4, 2021
Did not examine Twitter final night time. Awoke this morning to grasp my title, together with these of many different Muslim girls was up on GitHub as an inventory of “Sulli Offers”. Fortunately by the point I got here throughout it, it had been taken down. However simply the screenshots despatched shivers down my backbone. pic.twitter.com/CGXivEyjyC
— Fatima Khan (@khanthefatima) July 5, 2021
In a press release, GitHub stated that its coverage bars content material that targets a neighborhood:
GitHub has longstanding insurance policies towards content material and conduct involving harassment, discrimination, and inciting violence. We suspended consumer accounts following the investigation of reviews of such exercise, all of which violate our insurance policies.
That is the second incident this 12 months involving focusing on Muslim girls on-line earlier than Eid. In Could, throughout Eid-ul-Fitr, a YouTube channel named Liberal Doge live-streamed photographs of Muslim girls whereas ‘score’ and ‘auctioning them. As Newslaundry famous, the proprietor of the channel, Ritesh Jha, additionally runs different YouTube channels and Telegram teams spreading hate content material. There hasn’t been any penal motion taken towards Jha.
It’s additionally worrisome that this incidence provides numbers to different comparable incidents, when Muslim girls — together with journalists, actors, and activists — on the South Asian web have been focused repeatedly.