Twitter take down neo-Nazi news site account

Twitter take down neo-Nazi news site account
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Twitter has suspended The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi news website, from their platforms, joining a list of technology companies that have refused to host the site.

When The Hill attempted to view the Daily Stormer’s Twitter account on Wednesday just after noon, it was no longer accessible.

"The Twitter Rules prohibit violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, and multiple account abuse, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies," a company spokesperson told The Hill via email, regarding the Daily Stormer's suspension. The spokesperson noted that they could not comment on individual accounts.

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Facebook confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday that it had also been deleting links to the Daily Stormer’s site from its platform.

On Tuesday, GoDaddy said it would stop hosting the Daily Stormer’s domain after the white supremacist site published an article mocking Heather Heyer, the woman killed while protesting against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The site said that such content was a violation of its terms of service.

The Daily Stormer briefly found a new home using Google’s web hosting services but was quickly banned by the company. The Daily Stormer then resorted to establishing a .onion website only accessible on the dark web.

On Wednesday morning, the site announced on Twitter that it would now be hosted by a Russian domain hosting service, allowing users to again access it with mainstream web browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox.