The New Censorship of the Internet: Banishing non-PC speech? by Maya Oppenheim.
A web hosting company has pulled a neo-Nazi website after it posted a scathing article about the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
GoDaddy, which has hosted the domain name for The Daily Stormer since the site was launched four years ago, announced on Sunday it had given the white supremacist site just 24 hours to move its domain to another provider.
“We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service,” GoDaddy said on its official Twitter page.
The Daily Stormer post in question slandered Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman killed after a car drove at speed into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Virginia, for her physical appearance and what it said were anti-white male views. …
GoDaddy, a domain registrar which has served approximately 17 million customers, has been accused of providing a platform for hate speech in recent months.
The Daily Stormer is an American neo-Nazi and white supremacist site which is associated with the alt-right – a political movement which has been accused of racism, antisemitism and misogyny and of sharing an ideology with far-right parties such as the French National Front.
The site, which calls itself “The World’s Most Genocidal Republican Website,” has been identified as the the “top hate site in America” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential bid in 2015, posting a story titled “Heil Donald Trump – The Ultimate Savior” after Mr Trump proposed introducing a total ban on Muslim immigration. The site publishes content denigrating Jewish people, Muslims, people of colour and women.
Google cancels registration of Daily Stormer website, by Jim Finkle.
After GoDaddy revoked Daily Stormer’s registration, the website turned to Alphabet Inc’s Google Domains. The Daily Stormer domain was registered with Google shortly before 8 a.m. Monday PDT (1500 GMT) and the company announced plans to revoke it at 10:56 a.m., according to a person familiar with the revocation.
Regardless of the merits of the Daily Stormer’s views, there is obviously a slippery slope from here to the banning of anyone who raises the ire of the SJWs. Their website now effectively disappears from the Internet, unless you happen to know its IP address.
Tech companies can effectively ban a website by refusing to allow it register its domain name. If a company does arise to register it, can other companies then refuse to carry its address on their DNS servers? Perhaps.
Private companies can do as they like, unbound by any country’s constitution, so they are free to remove websites. But since they are all aligned to the same PC-globalist ideology, we can see which way this might go. Eventually we may even end up with two Internets, the left-mainstream one and the alternative anti-establishment one.
Notice also that the top article, in the left-wing Independent, calls the alt-right “a political movement which has been accused of racism, antisemitism and misogyny and of sharing an ideology with far-right parties such as the French National Front”. Well accused yes, by its political opponents. The alt right specifically pointed out it was against all these things. Every term dreamed up by opponents of the establishment soon gets trashed when the leftists use their media power to associate it with Nazis.