Friday, May 11, 2018

Another right-wing political site is shut down

BuzzFeed reports:, the infamous website founded by white nationalist Richard Spencer, is no longer accessible Thursday morning after it was taken down by its host, GoDaddy.

In a statement provided to BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson for GoDaddy said that Spencer was given 48 hours to transfer the domain to a different host before it was removed.

"In instances where a site goes beyond the mere exercise of these freedoms, however, and crosses over to promoting, encouraging, or otherwise engaging in specific acts of violence against any person, we will take action," GoDaddy's statement read. "It is our determination that crossed the line and encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner."

Spencer told BuzzFeed News that he has not yet found a new host for the site. ...

Tech platforms have been locked in a back-and-forth with far-right internet communities since the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer. The Daily Stormer, an infamous neo-Nazi website, has continued to have similar issues with hosting. GoDaddy suspended the site's hosting the same week that Google canceled the site's domain registration in August last year.

The loss of Spencer's internet hosting also comes only two days after he was removed from the WePay online payment service, effectively cutting his main revenue stream. Spencer is also currently embroiled in a lawsuit following the events of the "Unite the Right" rally. Unable to find a lawyer who would defend him, Spencer is representing himself.
Notably, the stories on this do not quote or even summarize whatever Spencer said to promote violence.

If he directly encouraged violence crimes, he could be arrested for that.

As I understand it, he said that the USA would be better if all the illegal aliens were deported. Such an action would probably lead to riots and violent resistance. So some of Spencer's enemies infer that he is advocating violence.

If that is advocating violence, then so are the gun-control advocates. Mass gun confiscation would probably also trigger riots and armed resistance.

The Left is cheering these shutdowns, but I think that they are being foolish. How will they convince anyone that immigration is a good thing, when the arguments against it are being censored. It is impossible to understand the immigration issue or any other issue unless you are willing to examine all sides of the arguments.

Furthermore, only uncomfortable truths get censored. No one would bother censoring Spencer if he were babbling nonsense. No, they only censor him because they believe that he is telling the truth.

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