Filed under: Anti-fascist, Editorials, Technology, US
In the wake of the violent attacks and subsequent murder at the Unite the Right rally this past weekend in Charlottesville, the world is turning on the Alt Right even more than it already has. The people who attended the rally, carrying torches and violently brutalizing Black Lives Matter and antifascist protesters, have been outed in mass doxxings. This has forced a way of mass firings of white nationalists, caused families to disown their racist relatives, and gotten many to repent entirely.
The Daily Stormer did what many Alt Right outlets refused to do, they doubled down after the car murder took place, saying that the real tragedy was the car being destroyed and they were happy “the fat slut” was dead. He was referring to Heather Heyer, the young woman run down as she protested blocks away from the Nazis. Her family was subsequently unable to have her memorial service afterward after Nazis threatened further attacks on her family. Associate of the Daily Stormer, going by Azzmador, was quoted as saying that the Unite the Right rally could not go on because of “Jew” politician running the city along with “criminal n*****s.”
Subsequently, the hosting company promised to take down the website, and businesses were refusing to deal with the Daily Stormer. While it is good this is happening now, the real question is why this did not happen before. Anglin then moved his website to the “Darkweb,” where he is only available through the Tor service. This may give him anonymity, but it shrinks his reach to almost nothing.
The Daily Stormer officially went offline, and was followed shortly by Red Ice Media. Red Ice had almost ten thousand subscribers, largely building off of its history as a conspiracy and alt spirituality website, so their money likely bought them a lot of leeway. That is quickly dissolving as their capitulation with murderous white supremacy is taking place. The video on their homepage describes how they have been hacked, making it impossible to keep going right now. The longer they are offline, the better.
To keep this up we need to continue to identify the web hosts for Alt Right websites and to pressure those companies to pull the contracts. There is often anti-racist language in the Terms of Services that can be exploited for this, but the main point is to use our pressure as a united community to show that there will be consequences if companies continue to deal with white nationalists.