Campaign Against Antisemitism has written to Audio Valley, owners of streaming service Shoutcast, asking that they stop hosting David Duke on the Rense Radio Network after the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard used a broadcast to call on his followers to converge on Washington DC.
Shoutcast is a platform for media streaming and Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Online Monitoring and Investigations Unit monitors the Rense Radio Network, which Shoutcast hosts.
During an hour-long internet radio broadcast on 5th January, Dr Duke exhorted his followers to join the protest on Capitol Hill to defend the United States against a supposed Jewish conspiracy to overthrow President Donald Trump. Dr Duke claimed that the Jewish conspirators spanned the higher echelons of US business, media and politics and had plotted to depose President Trump and replace him with Joe Biden, who Dr Duke said was under Jewish control. Dr Duke was joined throughout the broadcast by British Holocaust denier Andrew Carrington Hitchcock.
The next day, the US Capitol was breached by a group including various white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Dr Duke has previously been removed by several other social media networks.
A spokesperson for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “We regularly monitor output by far-right and far-left individuals and groups, and on this occasion the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke was heard exhorting his deranged followers to converge on Washington DC. Dr Duke has rightly been removed from numerous social media networks, and we have now written to Shoutcast to follow suit and stop streaming Rense Radio Network, which broadcasts his radio show.”