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Kekma.net, formerly called kekma.ga, was a bait and switch shock site launched on the 23rd of April, 2019. The site was created by a man known only by his screen name "Obok MeatGod" (also known as Kekmaguy on this site). The website previously purported to be a far-right Reddit clone, especially of TheDonald and Voat.
Once opened, the website displayed a large "ENTER" button with an 18+ age warning and a link to the Kekma community site, stumpgrinder.info. The stumpgrinder link once lead to a Discord server, before it was taken down by Discord administrators. A link at the very bottom of the page leads to Kekma.net's PeerTube site, tube.kekmahub.com, and a link at the very top of the page lead to the e-mail of the "Kekma Krew". While clicking the community link lead to stumpgrinder.info, clicking ENTER forced your web browser into fullscreen, played two extremely loud sound effects of people screaming, changed your cursor into a picture of a mutilated penis in the shape of a swastika, and played a video of a man squatting in a bathtub full of semi-clotted blood, forcing a large, bloodstained industrial screw down his urethra in the middle of the page. The page background would also change to two brightly flashing images: a man whose face was smashed by a bear, and a surgical image of a man who held a firecracker for too long.
Before March 13, 2020, the video at the center of the site was a medical recording of pork tapeworm cysts being pressed from a human liver, and the background images went through various iterations. The most infamous pair was a photoshop of interracial porn made to look like a man having sex with an exploded corpse, and a supposed movie prop of a zombie baby with a penis photoshopped over the top of it. This was removed when the creator started to have concerns that it may be a medical image that had been mistakenly called a prop and was replaced with two Chinese pictures of a dog meat skinning.
By October 2020, the site had changed to its final incarnation, briefly including the original liver cyst video by mistake.
On February 16, 2022, Kekma.net reached 30 million visits, and the creator removed all shocking content from the site, after three years of operation. The site briefly changed to a message explaining that the site had served its purpose, which was to study how a shock site can spread across the world with no advertising budget on the modern internet. The creator encourages people to make their own website to replace Kekma.net. Despite the shutdown of Kekma.net, the two community websites, stumpgrinder.info and tube.kekmahub.com remain active.
Kekma.net has been restored for October by popular demand. It is not clear whether or not the site will remain up beyond Halloween. In spite of having been taken down for most of the year, Kekma continues to find its self on ban lists and filters, having recently been filtered by Cisco.
Twelve days later, on February 28, Kekma.net's hosting provider completely removed the site. Kekma.net now redirects to a video on tube.kekmahub.com.
Spread and history
The earliest known post about kekma.ga was made by a YouTuber named Crocnic, who commented on the link on a YouTube video. Another post was made by u/SinfulPrince on r/Teenagers calling the website "cool and free".
A flag reminiscent of the "Kekistan" and Greater German Reich flag was also created around this time and became the de-facto flag for the website; this flag has a picture of "Big Chungus" in the middle, a swastika in the corner, and the text "WE HATE NIGGERS" and "FREE SEX AT KEKMA.GA.". The flag's colors, often mistaken as a Kekistan reference, were taken from the Gabonese flag, the country being the owner of the .ga top-level domain.
Later posts came in the form of a brigade by u/TheRomanianAtheist, who first advertised the site on r/Adulting and titled the post "THE HOTTEST REDDIT ALTERNATIVE"; this user simply posted the link to the shock site multiple times. TheRomanAtheist continued to post about the website on other subreddits, calling the website a "roleplay" site and a "webcomic" site, though, for the most part, TheRomanAtheist roleplayed as a political supporter of Donald Trump who hated African Americans, Jews, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ, and Democrats.
In March 2020, the website became one of the top trending pages on Know Your Meme.
After March 2020, the website's popularity died down. However, in June 2020, The_Donald user "ProtectWhites" continued the roleplaying that TheRomanAtheist did by spamming Kekma.ga on reddit.
In July 2020, search interest for Kekma.ga spiked once again. On the 22nd of July 2020, the kekma.ga domain was seized for obscene content, and the site moved to kekma.xyz. Kekma.ga had a link to their discord server on the front page. However, the Discord server was banned after the link gained attention by circulating around several other servers. The link was later changed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and finally to stumpgrinder.info.
The website then shut down a second time, as the kekma.xyz domain was seized by Namecheap, who claimed that the site contained "support of violence". This was very likely due to a series of TikTok videos falsely claiming that Kekma had secret political extremist and Satanism-related training sections, and used subliminal messages to cause violent thoughts. After kekma.xyz was closed, the site moved to the .net domain, before being closed permanently in early 2022.
In July and August 2020, Kekma.net continued to be spread, although the website was no longer at its peak. On August 24, an anonymous started a thread on 4chan's /pol/ board about the website claiming that there were "no Nu-right larpers there", and many others continued to mislead political communities into visiting the site.
On September 11, 2020, a 41-minute video titled "The Kekma.net Movie" was released, and embedded on the site, below the entry button. It is a collaboration between multiple members of the Kekma.net community. It contains several YouTube Poops, various parodies, offensive jokes, and statements about the September 11 attacks. The video ends with a picture of Osama Bin Laden and the text "THIS MOVIE IS DEDICATED TO THE BRAVE MUJAHEDDIN FIGHTERS OF AFGHANISTAN". Shortly after the release of the movie, Kekma.net was blocked in Russia and some other countries.
On October 6, 2020, the Kekma Krew created another shock site called WomensAlliance.xyz, which was similar to Kekma.net. The website was created from the scraps of a previous plan called "BrownAction", which was intended to look like a race activism website but was ultimately abandoned, as the original design proposed would likely require malware to function, transforming it from an annoyance to a crime.
The website continued to grow, with the site having a peak Alexa rating of 277,995 in December 2020 globally and a rating of 125,404 in the United States. On the day of its closure, Kekma.net had an Alexa rating of 930,135, showing that the site had lost its original popularity.
In late June 2021, BitChute banned FartMeister, the channel where all Kekma videos were located, and several other Kekma-related accounts. Later in August 2021, the kekmachannel was moved to tube.kekmahub.com.
In 2022, with the permission of the original Kekma hosts, a mirror called 'kekma.live' was brought up. Later a donation link was also posted there. This site is not owned by the Kekma Crew, who have a policy against asking for money of any kind.
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- snew.notabug.io/r/teenagers/comments/dnlk2x/httpwwwkekmaga/ (Dead link)
- Last Measure - A shock site very similar to kekma.net.
- WomensAlliance.xyz - A shock site using the same scripts as kekma.net, made by the same group.
- Other shock sites very similar in spirit and in code to the kekma.net website.
NOTE: The following audio files might potentially damage your hearing. We recommend turning down your volume before opening these links.
- Peertube: tube.kekmahub.com
- IRC: matrix.stumpgrinder.info