A former Ku Klux Klan leader, Don Black, was operating stormfront.org which had over 300,000 registered users. According to Black, the sites traffic had greatly increased since violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. The site has been operated by Black since 1995 and included forums that were popular with KKK and Nazi groups.
In a telephone interview with the Associated Press, Black said “‘I’m talking to my lawyers, and that’s about all I can do right now, I can switch to another domain, but it might wind up the same way.’”
Black has been involved with the white supremacist and KKK movements since the 70’s and was even convicted for attempting to overthrow the island nation of Dominica in 1981.
This follows after another popular white supremacist site, The Daily Stormer, was also taken offline.
According to the AP article, Kristen Clarke, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said in a statement, “’Especially in the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville and the spike in hate crimes across the country, Stormfront crossed the line of permissible speech and incited and promoted violence.’”