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GoDaddy pulls neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer after offensive article about Charlottesville victim

GoDaddy pulls neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer after offensive article about Charlottesville victim

The victim, Heather Heyer, died after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters against the white supremacist protesters who gathered in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Another web-hosting service, GoDaddy, made the same move Sunday evening, after Daily Stormer's founder, Andrew Anglin, wrote a screed against Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old victim killed when an alt-right supporter drove his vehicle at a high speed into a crowd Saturday.

GoDaddy, in a tweet on Sunday, said it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider.

A post on the Daily Stormer's site claims that it has been taken over by hacking collective Anonymous.

"We have taken this site in the name of Heather Heyar, a victim of white supremacist terrorism", a message on the website read.

Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old who was demonstrating against white nationalists in Charlottesville, was killed when a auto ploughed into a group of peaceful protesters who were holding signs saying "black lives matter" and "love".

Dan Race said in an email statement to the New York Daily News that especially as that article came in the wake of a violent attack, GoDaddy believes content of this nature could incite more violence, which he said violates their acceptable use policy.

The Nazi-aligned white supremacist website Daily Stormer has found itself without a home for the time being after the large web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc. chose to boot it off the internet.

Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY) is banning The Daily Stormer following an article about the Charlottesville protests.

"Despite feigned outrage by the media, most people are glad she is dead, as she is the definition of uselessness, "The Daily Stormer's founder Andrew Anglin wrote".

The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.

"But Your Anon News, a Twitter account that posts Anonymous-related news, reported having no confirmation of members" involvement.

"Any shares of the Daily Stormer article that don't include a caption will be deleted", Facebook was quoted as saying.


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