This weekend has seen a terrifying series of white power rallies in Charlottesville that resulted in the deaths of three people, including the heroic Heather Heyer who put her life on the line — and lost it — protesting the most entitled, vile human beings our country has spewed up — white supremacists, nazis, the kind of people who before Trump would never show their face, now too proud to do so. The response to the rallies, aside from our president who seemed to imply that both sides — nazi and anti nazi — are equally bad which is like, great extremely shameful, great — has been one of people finally standing up — or trying to — to the bigotry that’s in the DNA of so much of this. This includes GoDaddy, which discovered recently that it has been hosting “The Daily Stormer”, a hate website which mocked the death of Heather Heyer at the vehicle of James Fields Jr..
When GoDaddy got informed of them hosting the Daily Stormer by journalist Amy Siskind, they said they have given the website 24 hours to remove themselves from their servers. The Souther Poverty Law Center — the authority on these kinds of forces — has described the Daily Stormer as “…dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism, primarily through guttural hyperbole and epithet-laden stories about topics like alleged Jewish world control and black-on-white crime”. It is good they are gone, and we are glad GoDaddy has acted decisively in an environment where even the president has decided to try to be political. Such cheap website hosting like Starthosts & GoDaddy should achieve more.
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