The Daily Stormer is no longer a working website on the Internet.
The infamous neo-Nazi, White Supremacy destination was given 24 hours notice by domain hosting company GoDaddy on Monday that it had violated its terms of service and would need to move to another provider if it wished to remain active.
“We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service,” GoDaddy wrote on its official Twitter page this morning.
The Daily Stormer article that caused this issue slandered Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman who was run over by a car that drove at full speed into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Virginia this past Saturday.
This domestic terrorist act was the tragic culmination of a weekend of protests in Charlottesville.
The protests got underway on Friday night during a “United the Right” gathering organized by a white nationalist group.
Within hours of their demonstration on the University of Virginia campus, those who opposite their racist world views came together in solidarity around the school and its town.
With tempers flaring and violence breaking out, a man later identified as James Fields hit his gas pedal and rammed into two slow-moving cars in front of him on the street.
He sent these cars flying into a number of pedestrians… including Heyers.
She died from the injuries sustained in this apparent homicide.
In a subsequent post on the website he founded, Andrew Anglin alleged that Heyer had been killed in a “road rage incident.”
He also launched into a vitriolic tirade about her appearance, saying she was a “drain on society” due to her age and the fact that she had not given birth to any children.
“Despite feigned outrage by the media, most people are glad she is dead, as she is the definition of uselessness,” Anglin, the site’s editor, actually wrote.
He also claimed that Dodge, the maker of the vehicle used in the incident, may have somehow been behind Fields’ actions as some kind of promotional campaign.
Following the article about Heyer and the announcement that GoDaddy would be ending the Daily Stormer’s service, the website appeared to have been hacked by internet activist group Anonymous.
An article with Anonymous’ signature Guy Fawkes mask appeared at the top of the page on Monday morning with a headline reading:
“END OF HATE: ANONYMOUS NOW IN CONTROL OF DAILY STORMER.”
The Daily Stormer, which refers to itself as “The World’s Most Genocidal Republican Website,” has been dubbed the “top hate site in America” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
It endorsed Donald Trump for President in 2015, publishing a story titled “Heil Donald Trump – The Ultimate Savior” after Trump proposed introducing a total ban on Muslim immigration.
The site publishes content denigrating Jewish people, Muslims, people of color and women.
After failing to identity White Supremacists or their kind by name in his remarks on Saturday, President Trump issues a new statement today that reads as follows:
“Racism is evil – and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.
“Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.”
After Trump’s vague comments over the weekend, The Daily Stormer had shared a post with readers that praised the President and his views, interpreting them to mean he did not see its members as a unique threat to the country.