Pepe’s creator is sending takedown notices to far-right sites

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Pepe the Frog will no longer be a go-to symbol for the white supremacist far right, if creator Matt Furie has his way. Motherboard reports that Furie’s legal representatives have sent DMCA takedown notices to “alt-right”-affiliated sites and figures using the symbol, including white nationalist Richard Spencer’s Altright.com and the r/The_Donald subreddit, which still features the cartoon frog prominently on its front page. The legal team also takes credit for getting Amazon to pull a book by far-right personality Baked Alaska (also known as Tim Gionet), who used Pepe in the cover art, among several smaller victories.

Louis Tompros, one of Furie’s lawyers, tells Motherboard that the goal is simply to “get the misuse of Pepe to stop,” but…

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