Nick Lim is founder of the Seattle-based company BitMitigate. The Daily Stormer was forced off line everywhere except on the dark web after it mocked the appearance of Heather Heyer, the young woman run down and killed in Charlottsville during a protest by the alt right.
Pro-Publica reported Lim reached out to the Daily Stormer both to support free speech and to publicize his own small company.
“People should be given the right to express their ideas,” said Lim. “I thought it would really get my service out there, while later commenting The Daily Stormer contained a lot of “stupid ideas.”
If the Daily Stormer was back online, it didn’t last. AsAmNews tried to access the site and received a “server not found” message. So what happened? Tech Crunch reported the Daily Stormer domain name had been registered by Go Daddy. Go Daddy has reportedly terminated the Daily Stormer’s account.
Nonetheless, Lim has taken some criticism for his actions.
Hate site calls Nick Lim an “honorary Aryan” and a “hero of the White Race” for enabling white supremacist Daily Stormer to stay online. pic.twitter.com/x8yo8faqbx
— Wilfred Chan (@wilfredchan) August 19, 2017
Sad that on a day when so many Americans stand against Nazis, one AsAm, Nick Lim, chooses to amplify them for profit. https://t.co/woy26cedYh
— Jason Fong (@jasonfongwrites) August 19, 2017
Lim isn’t persuaded.
People thinking stuff is racist is a bigger problem in America than actual racism
— Nick Lim (@LimTheNick) April 18, 2017
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