The so-called Texas abortion ‘whistleblower’ website may go dark within the near future if it doesn’t find a replacement host. The website’s current host, GoDaddy, has warned Texas Right to Life that it’s 24 hours to seek a replacement host before its services are stopped. Unfortunately, this won’t be the primary time GoDaddy has to pack up a controversial website for violating its rules.
The highly controversial and regressive Texas abortion law went into effect on September 1. With the law comes the Texas Right to Life group’s website, where anyone can submit allegations that a lady had an abortion past the state’s six-week cutoff mark. The state’s new abortion law also allows private citizens to focus on anyone accused of helping facilitate an abortion.
Because the website allows anonymous tips from anyone outside Texas, activists and social media users have started online campaigns that revolve around flooding the website with fake reports. the thought is that by submitting the following pointers, those liable for investigating them will struggle to parse through the info for accurate allegations.
Amid the hacktivism is an outcry directed at GoDaddy, the corporate that hosts the website. Many have called on the corporate to chop off its services to Texas Right to Life, a call that has been heard. Consistent with a press release GoDaddy provided to The ny Times, Texas Right to Life has been given 24 hours to seek a particular host for its website.
GoDaddy says it’ll stop the abortion tip website’s services thanks to violating its terms of service. Though this won’t take the website down permanently, it’s going to end in the location going dark for a brief while, assuming Texas Right to Life isn’t ready to find a replacement host before the deadline arrives.