Russia’s media watchdog on Thursday said it had requested that a Russian internet provider suspend the Daily Stormer neo-Nazi website after it was previously blocked by U.S. tech firms.
Roskomnadzor head Alexander Zharov told the Interfax news agency the watchdog had “asked” the Ru-center, the company that provided the Russian domain, to stop servicing the website.
“The Daily Stormer propagandizes a neo-Nazi ideology, inciting racial, national and other social hatred,” Zharov told Interfax.
Officially, Roskomnadzor can only shut down websites on charges of extremism after approval from Russia’s General Prosecutor’s Office.
The Daily Stormer on Wednesday said it had re-registered under a Russian domain, after previously being cut off by tech giants Google, GoDaddy and Cloudfare for publishing a derogatory article on Heather Heyer, who died protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, United States.