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Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer dropped by web host over critical article of Charlottesville victim

The Daily Stormer was denied service by GoDaddy over its hate speech.

Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has been dropped by its web hosting company after an article it posted about a woman killed in Saturday's Charlotteville protest.

The Daily Stormer faced fresh scrutiny and anger after it criticised Heather Heyer, who died after a car ploughed into a crowd who were protesting at a white supremacist rally.

GoDaddy, which hosts the site on its server, announced it would refuse to continue hosting the site and gave its owners 24 hours to move.

In a tweet it said they were being dropped because they "violated our terms of service".

Shortly afterwards, the website appeared to be hacked by the Anonymous collective - but it is thought the 'takeover' may have been a fake possibly staged by the site's owner.

The post claiming the site had been taken over by Anonymous-linked hackers. Credit: PA

A post on the front page said the collective had staged the hacking "in the name of Heather Heyer, a victim of white supremacist terrorism" and would delete all content within 24 hours.

However, doubts were raised over the authenticity of the claims.

All former posts - including the article about Ms Heyer - still remained up on the site.

The New York Daily News quoted a source linked to Anonymous who said its members would not have allowed the page to remain online if they had been responsible for the alleged takover.

Several Anonymous-linked Twitter accounts suggested the hacking was a fake staged by its owner Andrew Anglin.

It comes after the Daily Stormer was rejected by a number of major internet companies, including Google, PayPal and Coinbase, according to the ProPublica website.