Media watchdog suspends Russian domain of US Neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer


Media watchdog suspends Russian domain of US Neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer

The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer is losing its internet domain host after the website published articles mocking the woman killed during last Saturday's counter-protesting at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Where exactly one is to find Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin may become an issue as a lawsuit has been filed against him in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of OH (see press release below).

The infamous neo-Nazi website was almost driven offline for mocking a demonstrator killed Saturday while protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, but reemerged Wednesday at a new address - dailystormer.ru - after being blacklisted by both GoDaddy and Google's domain registration services.

The site briefly reappeared Wednesday with a Russian domain name and registration and a dubious top story, making the unsupported claim that President Donald Trump had called Russian President Vladimir Putin to get the site restored.

Anglin's site takes its name from Der Stürmer, a newspaper that published Nazi propaganda.

Representatives with Google could not immediately be reached for comment.

"You don't have to play this game too many moves out to see how risky this is going to be", Prince said.

SiriusXM Radio host Dean Obeidallah is suing Andrew Anglin of Worthington for a "Daily Stormer" post in June.

The complaint alleges that The Daily Stormer has a long history and pattern of using defamatory and hateful language against individuals, including the malicious fabrication of stories.

Larger rival Facebook, which unlike Twitter explicitly prohibits hate speech, has taken down several pages from Facebook and Instagram in recent days that it said were associated with hate speech or hate organizations. Cantwell's YouTube account also appeared to have been terminated.

One comment on the post said Obeidallah "just earned himself a spot at the gallows", according to his federal lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday against the publisher, Andrew Anglin.

"The Daily Stormer has published false information and fabricated evidence in its effort to mislead its readers and promote anti-Muslim sentiment", said Johnathan Smith, legal director of Muslim Advocates. Reddit this week eliminated one of its discussion communities that supported the Unite the Right rally, saying that the company would ban users who incite violence.

Gersh is represented by attorneys from the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.

"Illegal content or material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us", the company said in a statement, adding that record companies should also be held responsible.