RantCrush Top 5: August 15, 2017

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GoDaddy Says “Get Lost” to Daily Stormer After Heather Heyer Piece

Domain server GoDaddy canceled its service to white supremacy website The Daily Stormer after it was notified that the site published a hateful piece about Heather Heyer. Heyer was killed by a white supremacist who mowed down a crowd of people in Charlottesville. The “article” had a headline that read, “Woman killed in road rage incident was a fat, childless 32-year-old slut.” After being informed that the piece existed, GoDaddy immediately severed its ties with The Daily Stormer and spokesperson Dan C. Race said, “Given The Daily Stormer’s latest article comes on the immediate heels of a violent act, we believe this type of article could incite additional violence, which violates our terms of service.”

The Daily Stormer reportedly moved its domain registration to Google. But Google wasn’t ok with that either. “We are canceling Daily Stormer’s registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service,” a Google statement said.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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