Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Hate Group
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
The Daily Stormer is an American neo-Nazi and white supremacist news and commentary website. It is part of the alt-right movement. Its editor is Andrew Anglin, who founded it on July 4, 2013, as a faster-paced replacement for his previous website Total Fascism. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center this is a Neo-Nazi Hate group.
On 8/14/2017 The Daily Stormer moved registration to Google after GoDaddy severed ties due to the Charlottesville Incident on 8/12/2017. Approximately one hour later Google cancelled the Daily Stormer’s registration as well.
On 8/15/2017 the Daily Stormer moved to the Dark Web and then eventually returned with a new host.
In August 2019, the site went offline temporarily when their service provider, BitMitigate, was cut off by their cloud infrastructure provider; the site found another provider.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Andrew Anglin and is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Daily Stormer is a neo-nazi, white supremacist hate website. The Daily Stormer frequently promotes Holocaust denial and even advocates for exterminating the Jews. The website also features a countdown clock that shows when Whites will be the minority in the USA. When not promoting Antisemitism they frequently publish propaganda in support of Racism, Islamophobia, Anti-LGBTQ and advocacy for Men’s rights.
Politically, the Daily Stormer and Andrew Anglin support Donald Trump, stating “vote for the first time in our lives for the one man who actually represents our interests.” The Daily Stormer has even been criticized by white nationalist websites such as Stormfront and Counter-Currents that have taken issue with what they see as lowbrow coverage.
Overall, we rate the Daily Stormer Questionable based on Extreme Right Bias, promotion of propaganda and conspiracies as well as simply being a vile hate group. This source is not worthy of a click. (D. Van Zandt 2/8/2017) Update (9/19/2019)
Special Note: We provide a link below to their website for the purpose of our Chrome Extensions, which requires a link to the website in order to display on Facebook and the Chrome task bar. We recommend not clicking the link. (D. Van Zandt)