The Daily Stormer’s retreat to the dark web – a series of websites only accessible through the anonymous browsing tool Tor and not indexed by search engines – runs contrary to its stated aims of “educating the masses”. Its operation may be short-lived, as other sites forced on to the dark web have

Social media companies – which have previously come under fire for not doing enough to stop the spread of hate speech – also took action against neo-Nazis on Tuesday. Both Reddit and Facebook confirmed they were actively banning groups and pages linked to far-right extremists.

Following an anti-hate campaign by the AgainstHateSubreddits community, a Reddit spokesperson told Cnet: “We are very clear in our site terms of service that posting content that incites violence will get users banned from Reddit.”