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Miami Herald: "In Charlottesville’s wake, notorious Florida-born racist forum sees traffic spike"

08/16/2017 News Release Image

Miami Herald: "In Charlottesville’s wake, notorious Florida-born racist forum sees traffic spike"

...Posts on Stormfront and another racist site, The Daily Stormer, have been highlighted on national newscasts and even the Jon Oliver show, elevating the status of a site that had already grown into a digital gathering space for racists across the nation, said Adam Klein, an assistant professor of communications study at Pace University in New York who’s written extensively about the white supremacist movement online.

“Stormfront was, in its own way, really revolutionary,” said Klein.

Unlike other hate sites, which functioned basically as brochures for their hateful ideologies, Stormfront, which bills itself "the voice of the new, embattled White minority,’’ was the first to function as an open forum. It gave racists a place to chat and radicalize from the comfort of their own home.

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