Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

DailyStormer finds new hosting service in Russian Federation, gets slapped with defamation lawsuit

DailyStormer finds new hosting service in Russian Federation, gets slapped with defamation lawsuit

Google also rescinded their support services for The Daily Stormer, including suspending their Youtube account (which Google owns).

A "whois" search of Internet domains on Monday listed Alphabet's Google as registrar for The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website associated with the alt-right movement.

The racist site has since been forced onto the Dark Web, meaning it can only be accessed by special browsers.

Recently, the website published an article ridiculing a victim of violent clashes in the US town of Charlottesville prompting leading social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to ban Daily Stormer's accounts. It also took down the event page that was used to promote and organize the "Unite the Right" rally.

Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor has suspended the.ru domain website of U.S. Neo-Nazis Daily Stormer, head of the watchdog Alexander Zharov said on Thursday.According to Zharov, Russian legislation establishes zero tolerance approach to online extremism.

Obeidallah's suit says the site embedded fabricated messages in June 1 story to make them seem like they had been sent from Obeidallah's Twitter account, tricking readers into believing he took responsibility for the May 22 terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

The current controversy began when Daily Stormer editor Andrew Anglin wrote a vulgar post attacking Heather Heyer, who was killed in this weekend's Charlottesville vehicle attack.

The Daily Stormer then reregistered with the registrar belonging to Google, but their registration was quickly cancelled when Google reportedly discovered that the site was in violation of the internal rules of conduct.

"GoDaddy disclosed on Sunday via Twitter that it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider, saying it had violated the company's terms of service". "I'm hopeful that this lawsuit will ensure that others are not victimized by these types of blatant lies and harassment".

By Wednesday, Daily Stormer had moved to a Russia-based internet domain, with an address ending in.ru. The ban by the webhosting company came after an article was published on the neo-Nazi website and which disparaged Heather Hyer, the anti-fascist protestor who was killed by a neo-Nazi sympathizer who drove a vehicle at high speed into a crowd.

Mr. Anglin is the well-known publisher of The Daily Stormer, which holds itself out as a journalistic news organization that is willing to do "the job other news websites won't do" and that caters to the Neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements. Obeidallah is represented by Muslim Advocates, a national legal and educational organisation based in Oakland, California.

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