Daily Stormer : Fallout from the GoDaddy move to oust neo-nazi web site

The Daily Stormer is now registered at Google.

The tech industry fallout from the decision by GoDaddy to oust neo-nazi web site, The Daily Stormer, is ongoing.

While the domain name DailyStormer.com was moved to the Google Registrar, nothing changed with its content, as it lies outside the jurisdiction of any domain registrar.

Meanwhile, tech industry companies are restricting several other aspects of the neo-nazi movement, as follows:

  • Reddit banned three alt-right forums, r/altright,, r/alternativeright and r/rightyfriends, due to doxxing and harassment campaigns. Reddit did not identify one instance that prompted the ban, but there was speculation that it was in response to members attempting to dox the person who punched white nationalist Richard Spencer during inauguration.
  • PayPal restricted the accounts of various people and groups that promote alt-right politics and fully banned others. They told Buzzfeed News that the site does not “allow [its] services to be used for activities that promote hate, violence or racial intolerance.”
  • GoFundMe banned top alt-right personalities, Kyle Chapman and and Tim Gionet from fundraising on their site, providing similar reasoning with PayPal. Other crowdfunding sites, Patreon, and YouCaring, have also banned fundraisers that align with the far-right.
  • AirBnb suspended the accounts of users who attended Saturday’s rally in Charlottesville and rented nearby homes from the site. The site said that they require costumers to “”accept people regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity.”

Why this approach matters? According to news agency, Axios:

“Tech platforms have been criticized by all sides for hosting extremist content. Several, including Facebook and YouTube, have taken steps to crack down on such content, only to be accused by some groups of hampering free speech — underscoring the difficult position platforms find themselves in when it comes to policing users’ posts. Alt-right groups have started creating their own platforms that cater to right-wing users with fewer rules.”


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