NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - The Charlottesville protest was a white supremacist wakeup call for many Americans. The violence and hate also jumped out at Silicon Valley, already facing calls to isolate racist sites. The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer became a sign that not responding could get costly for tech companies.
Immediately after Charlottesville, The Daily Stormer published a degrading tweet of Heather Heyer, the young woman killed when a car rammed into protestors. That tweet started getting retweeted and favorited tens of thousands of times leading Twitter to remove The Daily Stormer's account.
Facebook followed. Google and GoDaddy, the website's host, cut it off.
The Daily Stormer then tried to move to foreign domains in China and Russia. Those were also shut down hours after being created.
Then the neo-Nazi site got hit in the wallet. PayPal, Apple Pay, Eventbrite and GoFundMe, to name a few, all blocked the website from using those platforms.
The hate site has moved off into the Dark Web and can only be accessed with hidden Tor browsers. But even there, Tor communities and even Anonymous, the Occupy Wall Street offshoot, have been targeting the white supremacist group.
Civil rights advocates say hate groups will change their names and reappear. That means tech companies and moderators have to make sure they are ready to spot them.