More than 100 neo-Nazi sites have moved to Russian social networks

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Image: rbk.ru 

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After its American internet providers refused to continue to carry it, the American neo-Nazi publication, The Daily Stormer, relocated to the Russian domain; but before it could begin posting, the Russian authorities first requested and then ordered that it be taken down.

Given the vicious content of this publication, one can only welcome the decision of Russian officials. But Moscow is getting more credit than it deserves because The Daily Stormer — and more than 100 additional neo-Nazi sites that have been blocked on Western social media — are now functioning without problems on Russian social networks.

“Western ultra-right groups have begun to migrate to the Russian segment of the Internet because of Facebook’s blocking of these groups. In VKontakte, one can find more than a hundred nationalists groups whose users include people from the US, Germany, Sweden and other countries,” the Meduza news agency says.

Most of these groups migrated to the Russian social networks last year, but some have done so “already after the events in Charlottesville,” the agency says. One US extreme nationalist told Meduza that “’VKontakte for us is a new discovery,” where they can more freely disseminate their messages.

The management of that network says that it will block groups that call for cruelty and violence but not those that simply put out an ideological message. A few of the neo-Nazi groups have been blocked, it appears; but most continue to operate. Both Russian law and Russian practice allow for their removal, but penalties are minimal in most cases, lawyers say.

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Edited by: A. N.

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Comments

  1. Avatar Scradje says:

    The daily stormer and all the other naцi sites are interchangeable with kremnaцi sites such as sputnik. They all worship fuehrer pootler. What is the difference between the murderous, imperialist, supremacist ideology of the criminals in the kremlin and the third reich? Nothing.

    1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      Not quite. The demented dwarf doesn’t have Einsatzgruppen and gas chambers- well, not yet anyway.

  2. Avatar veth says:

    Russia is a fascist state.

    1. Avatar zorbatheturk says:

      Indeed.

  3. Avatar svend lykkegaard says:

    Where else should they go. Russia is the only country in the world whos leader, Putler, is a true fasciski. Just like his dead idol, Hitlin, he dreams of belng the ruler over all the world. And the Russians Trolls/people support him. I still remember that last year a woman, whos sun was killed in Ukraine complained to Putler, not becaurse her son was dead, no she complaint over, that Putler didnt give her the pieces of toiletpaper, he had promised. So for Russian mothers toiletpaper are more importent than their sons.

    1. Avatar veth says:

      Let me reply as Putin: why you need toiletpaper, if you dont have a toilet!

      1. Avatar zorbatheturk says:

        ROTFL.

    2. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      That no doubt explains why Dwarfstanians were caught stealing toilet paper from a Turkish hotel………..

  4. Avatar veth says:

    Steve Bannon will move to PUTLERSTAN, NO DOUBT…………

  5. Avatar veth says:

    Moscow Exchange is to suspend trade between hryvnia and ruble starting August 21, as the press service of the exchange announced on August 18.

    1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      And that will really break Ukrainian hearts, won’t it? NOT!

  6. Avatar veth says:

    Govt approves bill introducing EU standards for construction materials in Ukraine.
    UKRAINE ABANDON SOVJET-‘STANDARD’ IN CONSTRUCTION……………..

  7. Avatar zorbatheturk says:

    RuSSia Uber Alles.

  8. Avatar Terry Washington says:

    What was that about the “Nazi West” again???

  9. Avatar Murf says:

    like attracts like.

    1. Avatar Dagwood Bumstead says:

      Birds of a feather flock together and all that.

      1. Avatar Murf says:

        It sounds crèche’ but some times cleche’s are real.