GoDaddy Boots Neo-Nazi Website For Inflammatory Post About Charlottesville Victim
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said the killing fit the legal definition of domestic terrorism, calling it an “evil attack.”
On Twitter Sunday night, a woman challenged GoDaddy, a web-hosting service, citing the Daily Stormer’s abuse of Heyer: “You host The Daily Stormer – they posted this on their site. Please retweet if you think this hate should be taken down & banned.” Her tweet was shared more than 7,000 times by this morning.
GoDaddy responded at 11:24 p.m. Sunday that it had given the Daily Stormer one day to get out.
Meanwhile, the Daily Stormer may have staged a hackers’ takeover of its own site. This morning this note was posted at the top of the home page, allegedly by the hackers group Anonymous:
"We have taken this site in the name of Heather Heyer, a victim of white supremacist terrorism. For too long the Daily Stormer and Andrew Anglin have spewed their putrid hate on this site. That will not be happening anymore."
The takeover notice said Anonymous would allow the site to remain live for 24 hours “so the world can witness the hate. Then we will shut it down permanently.”
Anonymous tweeted later that it was unaware any of its members had hacked the site and suggested that the note was a stunt by the Daily Stormer.
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Anti-hate groups have pushed GoDaddy in recent months to stop hosting the Daily Stormer and similar sites, the Washington Post reported today.
In February, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a hate watch group, labeled the Daily Stormer the "top hate site in America."
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