August 15, 2017 / 1:42 PM / 4 months ago

Neo-Nazi group moves to 'Dark Web' after website goes down

TORONTO (Reuters) - Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, which helped organise a gathering in Virginia on Saturday that turned violent, moved to the so-called Dark Web on Tuesday because its registration to use the open internet was revoked.

GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N) and Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) cancelled Daily Stormer’s Internet registration on Monday, saying the group had violated terms of service, which prohibit clients from using their sites to incite violence.

Andrew Anglin, the founder of Daily Stormer, did not respond to requests for comment.

    Supporters of Daily Stormer took to Twitter on Tuesday to tell people they could gain access to the website on the Dark Web, a portion of the Internet that is not indexed by popular search engines. It can only be seen with a special browser, which hides the identity and location of the users.

    A 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 other people injured when a man rammed his car into a group of people objecting to a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The man has been charged with murder.

    The violence presented President Donald Trump with one of his biggest domestic political challenges so far in how he has responded to right-wing groups that are a segment of his political base.

    Reporting by Jim Finkle in Toronto; Additional reporting by Alastair Sharp in Toronto and Steve Stecklow in London; Editing by Frances Kerry and Grant McCool

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