Neo-Nazi Website Stormfront Shut Down Amidst Crackdown by the Forward

Neo-Nazi Website Stormfront Shut Down Amidst Crackdown

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The internet crackdown on white supremacists continues, with the prominent neo-Nazi website Stormfront shuttering this weekend.’s domain provider Network Solutions LLC has placed a hold on the site. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the site’s closure comes after the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law wrote a letter arguing that Stormfront was in violation of the parent company’s “acceptable use policy.”

The forum has deep roots in the white supremacist world — and has been tied to a number of violent incidents. Members of the Stormfront site have been linked to almost 100 bias-related murders, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Other neo-Nazi websites and users have been booted from their platforms in recent weeks, particularly in the wake of violent clashes at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Stormer, for example, was kicked off successive platforms over the course of a few days.

The tech website Gizmodo suspects that “in all likeliness Stormfront will do what the Daily Stormer has been doing for weeks now: hopping between domains, providers, and hosts; ping ponging between the dark net and the clear web.”

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Sam Kestenbaum is a contributing editor and former staff writer for the Forward. Before this, he worked for The New York Times and newsrooms in Sana, Ramallah and Beijing. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum .

Neo-Nazi Website Stormfront Shut Down Amidst Crackdown

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