GoDaddy pulls off Miss Hitler pageant site

May 8, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The GoDaddy website hosting domain has deleted an account promoting a “Miss Hitler Pageant”, a vehicle for women to profess their love of Adolf Hitler and using Nazi imagery to demonstrate it.

The removal was a rapid response to a protest by the Australian Anti Defamation Commission.

GoDaddy responded: “We have suspended the account and informed the account owner to move the domains in question to another registrar, as they have violated our terms of service.”

The Chairman of the ADC  Dvir Abramovich, who made the request to GoDaddy, said: “This is a glorious victory of good over evil and we thank the company for listening to our concerns and for declaring that antisemites and Holocaust deniers will never find a safe haven within the GoDaddy home.  Allowing this site to remain would have crossed many red lines and would have sent the message that it is open season on the Jewish community. With this decision, GoDaddy has chosen morality over profits, and decided to stand with the victims and survivors and not with those who dream of a Fourth Reich and who wish for a world without Jews and without anyone who does not fit into their warped Aryan ideology.

Competitions like ‘Miss Hitler’ serve as recruitment tool and an inspiration for white-supremacists who are motivated to perpetrate massacres like the ones in Christchurch and Pittsburgh.  Let’s recall that this is not the first time that web companies have dropped the ball on incitement and hate speech, and the fact that this keeps happening is unacceptable. All internet giants need to do better in cracking down on Nazi propaganda that glorifies murderous prejudice, and need to address the frequency that such dangerous groups are allowed to register their domains.  Digital hate and terrorism represent one of the most serious threats to our democracy, and GoDaddy must do more in enforcing their own practises in responding to this escalating crisis.”

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