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Internetís longest-running white supremacist site offline
The Washington Times ^ | 8/26/2017 | Andrew Blake

Posted on 08/26/2017 8:34:05 PM PDT by NImerc

Stormfront, one of the internet’s oldest and most popular white supremacist sites, has been booted off its web address of more than two decades amid a crackdown against hate sites.

The address Stormfront.org went dark on Friday, and publicly available information current lists its domain status as “under hold,” a category reserved for websites under legal dispute or slated for deletion, the USA Today network first reported.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a D.C.-based nonprofit group, said it was behind the effort and had successfully booted the website from its domain of 22 years by raising its concerns with Stormfront’s registrar, Network Solutions LLC, and its parent company, Web.com.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abouttime; antisemitism; conspiracy; freespeech; ihatenazis; neonazis; networksolutions; stormfront; whatwouldjesusdo
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Not defending this site at all. But keep in mind, Many on the left would described FR as alt-right, harboring racist ideology, etc. The toothpaste is out of the tube. Who's next?
1 posted on 08/26/2017 8:34:05 PM PDT by NImerc
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To: NImerc

Now, if they would do the same to CNN, we could have some peace.


2 posted on 08/26/2017 8:35:24 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: NImerc

I agree. An internet site is nothing more than free speech. I assume they would win a law suit if they filed one.


3 posted on 08/26/2017 8:36:55 PM PDT by poinq
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To: NImerc

FR already been mentioned as a target on reddit.


4 posted on 08/26/2017 8:36:59 PM PDT by JohnyBoy (We should forgive communists, but not before they are hanged.)
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To: NImerc

I’ll defend the site - so long as they’re not advocating violent overthrow of the government let them say their peace.

That, so-called, “civil rights lawyers” have managed to successfully censor a website is chilling and frightening and must be stopped hand, tooth and nail.


5 posted on 08/26/2017 8:37:07 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: JohnyBoy; NImerc

The far right has its own web, but what use is a site no-one will serve?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3580878/posts


6 posted on 08/26/2017 8:38:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: NImerc
hate sites

What bull sh#t. What are "hate sites"?

Better pull down every last one of the Delusional Lying Leftist sites that are saturated with hatred for America and Americans.

7 posted on 08/26/2017 8:41:44 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: NImerc

This is 21st century version of book-burning.


8 posted on 08/26/2017 8:42:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ( "If fascism ever comes to America, it will be called liberalism." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Skywise

I’ll defend the site - so long as they’re not advocating violent overthrow of the government let them say their peace.


Oh I agree completely. The internet, by nature should be a bastion of free speech. The problem is that nature has become incredibly corporate, with companies bowing to pressure. I have been to the site, and can’t say I agree with much of the stuff there (though some I do), but the runaway need to silence anyone or anything deemed “racist”, “intolerant” by the left is far more disturbing.


9 posted on 08/26/2017 8:44:08 PM PDT by NImerc
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To: Skywise

Ironically, it’s net neutrality-type regulations that would prevent private web hosting companies from doing this kind of thing. Unless we regulate the web as a utility this will continue.


10 posted on 08/26/2017 8:44:20 PM PDT by socalgop
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To: NImerc

The Daily Stormer got nuked also.

FR might not be next but the precedent has been set.


11 posted on 08/26/2017 8:44:29 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tyranny can hide within decorum.)
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To: NImerc

Who’s next? Perhaps the hate America sites? Sites like those belonging to the major players in the recent protest movement, all or nearly all of whom are communist or anarchist-communist. One of them openly calls for the violent overthrow of the US government. Same org created the phony “Refuse Fascism” group. That org is the Revolutionary Communist Party. See my FR Home page for lots more on who these groups are.


12 posted on 08/26/2017 8:46:38 PM PDT by ETL (See my FR Home page for a closer look at today's Communist/Anarchist protest groups)
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To: NImerc

Either there is free speech or there is “approved speech.” There cannot be both.

“Approved speech” will be whatever those in power say it is.


13 posted on 08/26/2017 8:47:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama. The Legacy is a lie. The lie is the Legacy.)
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To: socalgop

Net Neutrality doesn’t matter. The US gave up sovereignty of the Internet. Move your banned site to another country and it’s DOA if it’s not politically correct.

Or you could hide it on the dark net and receive a minute fraction of the original traffic.


14 posted on 08/26/2017 8:47:40 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tyranny can hide within decorum.)
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To: NImerc
Banning Internet sites is stupid, no matter how unsavory they are, and that includes Jihadists as well.

Because leaving them alone enables them and their members to be exposed for what they are.

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, for it quickly exposes the fools.

And the traitors.

15 posted on 08/26/2017 8:48:44 PM PDT by old curmudgeon (There is no situation so terrible, so disgraceful, that the federal government can not make worse)
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To: Skywise

“so long as they’re not advocating violent overthrow of the government” What was the Revolution about?


16 posted on 08/26/2017 8:49:37 PM PDT by Fungi (90 percent of all soil biomass is a fungus. Fungi rule the world.)
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To: NImerc

While I detest that toxic camp of Jew hate and love for the 3rd reich, we should all remember that could happen to us in an afternoon.
We have all enjoyed the wild west days of the internet. Now they are moving to sanitize it and make it safe for globalists and leftists.

https://www.amazon.com/Hillarys-Secret-War-Conspiracy-Journalists/dp/1595552251

This is an early book, and a bit old now. But it really lays out how in the 90s Hillary understood what the internet would be and made hard moves to have its content government regulated. The first amendment is as valuable as the 2nd.


17 posted on 08/26/2017 8:51:00 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hhate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: NImerc

The answer to bad speech is more speech.


18 posted on 08/26/2017 8:52:19 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: NImerc

Meanwhile, in San Francisco today thousands gathered for a demonstration marking the fact that the “so-called” (to quote the newsreader chippie on CBS’s local Philly outlet channel 3) Patriot Prayer conservative rally planned for this afternoon had been cancelled due to safety concerns - we are now openly celebrating the fact that free speech found unworthy by the mob can be shut down under threat of harm to those trying to exercise the right - this is very chilling stuff......


19 posted on 08/26/2017 8:53:48 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Fungi

Which Revolution?

What happened in the USA did not disestablish the British monarchy, but established independence.


20 posted on 08/26/2017 8:53:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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