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A 20-year-old is making sure the neo-nazi, white supremacist website the Daily Stormer continues to exist online, at least for now, after GoDaddy and Google kicked it off their servers last weekend. ProPublica talked to Nicholas Lim, the man behind Daily Stormer's resurrection, who said he's simply trying to protect free speech rights.

  • Lim didn't even know what type of content the Daily Stormer publishes before ProPublica reached out to him. "I think there's a lot of stupid ideas here,'' he told ProPublica. "But frankly it's not my decision or something I really want to get involved in."
  • Daily Stormer was kicked from its internet servers after publishing articles bashing the physical appearance of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman killed by the man who drove his car through a crowd last weekend in Charlottesville.
  • Lim's company, Bitmitigate.com, just launched in March and he told ProPublica that resurrecting Daily Stormer could bring beneficial publicity to his company. "I thought it would really get my service out there."

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