The Daily Stormer was back online for a quick second

The Daily Stormer was back online for a quick second

"In the case of the Daily Stormer, the initial requests we received to terminate their service came from hackers who literally said: 'Get out of the way so we can DDoS this site off the Internet, '" he wrote. The site was quickly dumped by GoDaddy Inc., its original domain host, before Google Inc. and a Russian web host followed suit after Daily Stormer's operators tried to register it with their services. The issue has brought up a lot of questions around who should have the final say in policing unsavory content online: private companies or law enforcement, or neither? "We are glad to have been alerted to this content - and have already removed numerous bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder", she said in the statement.

"I'm the son of a journalist and I'm an incredibly strong believer in the First Amendment", he said.

The Daily Stormer has likewise been refused service by Google, web-hosting platform GoDaddy and most recently a Russian web-hosting platform after the site mocked Heather Heyer, the anti-racist demonstrator who was killed at the weekend clashes in Charlottesville, Va.

Obeidallah said he has been threatened online because of the Daily Stormer, with one person saying he should be hanged. However, the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation has criticized the firms for violating free speech and said the companies' moves could backfire.

The site going offline was an outcome imagined by both friends and foes of the neo-Nazi site.

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince told CNBC on Friday his web service company ended its relationship with a neo-Nazi propaganda site once it became "a massive distraction".

Daily Stormer's banishment to the Internet's hinterlands comes amid a moment of political crisis for Silicon Valley, which is struggling to overcome its own sexism and discrimination while also fielding a backlash from conservatives who see efforts to increase diversity and silence hate speech as progressive groupthink run amok. GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare were all within their rights to bar The Daily Stormer from their services.

White nationalist groups, including white supremacist Richard Spencer's National Policy Institute, reportedly used the payment service prior to the march in Charlottesville. Those on the left face calls to characterize the Black Lives Matter movement as a hate group. No one should have that power.

Several social media companies, including YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, also joined in by eliminating content sponsored by The Daily Stormer. Its administrators spent much of the week trying to find a home online after multiple service providers declined to do business with the site.

Perhaps the only thing everyone can agree on is that giving private companies so much control over what speech is or isn't allowed online is risky.

The Daily Stormer is the same group that appeared in VICE News' widely watched report on Charlottesville.

"Quartz reports that on August 16, Billboard posted that Spotify had removed several bands from its website after a blog post titled "I Just Found 37 White Supremacist Hate Bands on Spotify" was published on Digital Music News two days prior".



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