How Silicon Valley Is Stepping Up in the Online Terror Takedown

Opinion: The largest internet companies are the gatekeepers to the digital world

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In the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Va., white-supremacist rally, hatred and violence spilled from the streets into the online world. Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer shamelessly trolled victim Heather Heyer after her death, in turn provoking the digital powers that be. Google, Facebook, Twitter, DreamHost, GoDaddy and more blocked the site, banishing it to the depths of the dark web.

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