Neo-Nazi's officially have one less website host to use. You may have heard that earlier this week GoDaddy booted Daily Stormer, a known white supremacist hang out. Well we're happy to announce that you can add Squarespace to the list of website hosts who showed white supremacy extremists to the door.
Today, Squarespace responded to a Change.org petition with the following:
“In light of recent events, we have made the decision to remove a group of sites from our platform,” a representative from Squarespace said in an email. “We have given the site owners 48 hours’ notice.”
This was originally reported on both CNN here and The Outline here. As of 8PM Eastern on 8/16 we're still waiting on an official statement from Squarespace but we're sure it's coming soon.
I'd also like to thank our very own Alexis P. Morgan, professional writer, facilitator, artist, ritualist, and priestess from The Church of Saint Felicia for speaking out about this for months. She confronted Squarespace several times on their Facebook business page and asked them when they were going respond.
It was first brought to everyone's attention back in April, and I had personally heard they were consulting their legal team to see what rights they had to proceed with the terminations.
We're not sure why it took Squarespace so long to respond, but we are glad they decided to drop these violent and oppressive websites. Thanks for not hosting neo-nazi's any more Squarespace!