The Daily Stormer domain was registered with Google shortly before 8 a.m.
Monday PDT (1500 GMT) and the company announced plans to revoke it at a.m., according to a person familiar with the revocation.
That measure, despite the non-controversial nature of its espoused goal, was met with swift and coordinated opposition from tech firms and internet freedom groups, who fear that being legally liable for the postings of users would be a devastating blow to the internet industry.
The white supremacist website helped organize the weekend rally in Charlottesville where a 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 people were injured when a man plowed a car into a crowd protesting the white nationalist rally.
After Go Daddy revoked Daily Stormer’s registration, the website turned to Alphabet Inc’s Google Domains.
As of late Monday the site was still running on a Google-registered domain.
Google issued a statement but did not say when the site would be taken down.
Internet companies, which enjoy broad protections under U. law for the activities of people using their services, have mostly tried to avoid being arbiters of what is acceptable speech.
But the ground is now shifting, said one executive at a major Silicon Valley firm.
Internet companies have increasingly found themselves in the crosshairs over hate speech and other volatile social issues, with politicians and others calling on them to do more to police their networks while civil libertarians worry about the firms suppressing free speech.
Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc, Google’s You Tube and other platforms have ramped up efforts to combat the social media efforts of Islamic militant groups, largely in response to pressure from European governments.
Tim Dirks created the popular website, aka Greatest Films, in mid-1996, and it celebrated its landmark 20th anniversary in 2016.
He has been writing about and reviewing films ever since.
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