Web hosting company GoDaddy announced on Sunday that a neo-Nazi and white supremacist website had 24 hours to move its domain to another provider.
The Daily Stormer, a site the Southern Poverty Law Center described as dedicated to “spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and white nationalism,” published a derogatory post about 32-year-old Heather Heyer on Sunday. Heyer is the woman who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd demonstrating against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
Nineteen others were also injured in the crash. Police later charged James Fields, 20, of Ohio, with second-degree murder.
After getting inundated with tweets from activists, including Amy Siskind, who sent screenshots of the degrading post to the company, GoDaddy said it would no longer host The Daily Stormer because the neo-Nazi website had violated the company’s terms of service.
The Daily Stormer has been publishing its hate-filled propaganda since 2013. While GoDaddy’s response on Sunday night was swift, it made Twitter users question how a site with sections titled “Jewish Problem” and “Race War” had not violated the company’s terms of service in the past.
Others wondered if GoDaddy hosted other neo-Nazi and white supremacy websites.
The white supremacist site has been publishing its hate-filled propaganda online for years.
Published at Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:50:31 +0000