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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Anthony Brian Logan: Why I'm Against The Daily Stormer Website Being Taken Down



Some have been positive, in favor of the victims. Some have been negative, against the perpetrators. Others have been a mix of positive and negative. Then there are opinions that don’t make a lot of sense. One of the confusing opinions was featured on a website entitled “The Daily Stormer” which is a place that posts oftentimes silly articles sympathetic to extreme alt-right and neo nazi people. Rumor has it that the website is fake and controlled opposition that exists for the sole purpose of making the right look bad. Andrew Anglin, the man behind the website, is the subject of countless “exposure” videos on YouTube that attempt to figure out what his actual purpose is.

To get back on track, there was an article on the website about the young woman who died at the rally, 32 year old Heather Heyer. Very insulting things were said about her. A woman by the name of Amy Siskind caught wind of the article. She took a screenshot of the article and sent that in a tweet to The Daily Stormer’s domain registrar, GoDaddy. She asked her 130,000+ subscribers and anyone else to retweet her tweet if they would like for GoDaddy to remove the website. Within 2 hours, GoDaddy responded that The Daily Stormer had 24 hours to move their domain name to another service. Google responded shortly after that and said that The Daily Stormer would not be able to utilize their domain (and probably hosting if available) services either. Their website has effectively been taken down due to one person’s objection to one article.

Many people on social media have been praising the decision. They either think that TDS is fake or that it’s racist cancer. They fail to ask one million dollar question. Where does this leave the rest of us if this precedent has been set? All it took was one person to get a website shut down because one article hurt their feelings. What happens the next time someone’s feelings get hurt due to an article? Is that enough to remove a website? A person’s website has been touted as the last place of refuge. Especially for content creators who may be demonetized or removed from YouTube for controversial videos. Patreon the same way but not quite to the extent of YouTube. Social media such as Twitter and Facebook have also banned people. A website is seen as impenetrable as long as you’re not doing anything illegal. Is that the case any longer?

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5 comments:

  1. This is how tyranny begins.
    It is also how society reigns in those who are way out of line in their behavior.
    We have laws against inciting riots.
    Many states have laws against threatening others.
    It's such a razors edge.
    What is terrorism,and by law what makes one a domestic terrorist?
    This is still being defined in our courts.
    We as citizens have the right to stand and protect against all enemies foreign and domestic.
    Now comes the hard part,
    Defining who is a domestic enemy,and how to keep society safe without tyranny,,
    Like I said razors edge

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  2. What they physically do is one thing. What they post on a site is something else altogether.

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  4. The Westboro Baptist Church protests/disrupts funerals in sickening ways all the time...

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/03/21/westboro-baptist-church-pickets-funerals/6688951/

    But I wouldn't say they are inciting a riot unless they are acting violently or calling for violence. They can be arrested, however, if they are breaking laws like protesting without a permit. The Daily Stormer, as I recall, explicitly state they do not support using violence to achieve their goals. I do support the police shutting down a potentially violent situation in person. I also support defamation suits against sites when they engage in such activities. I do not support free speech being attacked. It's a slippery slope.

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  5. Here is some material dealing with a similar situation I wrote about, as you'll see I also noted there is a debate to be had, but I again came down on the side of free speech, even though I thought what was being done was disgusting...

    http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/search?q=inciting+violence+loomer

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