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Kekma.net, formerly called kekma.ga, is 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 displays a large "ENTER" button with an 18+ age warning and a link to the Kekma PeerTube site. This link once lead to a Discord server, before the server was taken down by Discord administrators.A link at the very top of the page leads to the e-mail of the "Kekma Crew." While the community link at the bottom leads to the Kekmatube, clicking ENTER forces the web browser into fullscreen, plays two extremely loud sound effects of people screaming, changes your cursor into a picture of a mutilated penis in the shape of a swastika, and plays a video of a man squatting in a bathtub full of blood, forcing a large, bloodstained industrial screw down his urethra in the middle of the page. The page background also changes 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.
Prior to 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, which was removed when the creator started to have concerns that it may be really 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 phase, 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. Twelve days later, on February 28, Kekma.net's hosting provider completely removed the site. Kekma.net then changed to a video on tube.kekmahub.com.
Kekma.net was restored by October due to popular demand. In spite of having been shut down for most of 2022, Kekma.net continues to find itself on ban lists and filters, having more recently been filtered by Cisco.
Spread and history
The earliest known post about kekma.ga was made by YouTube user 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 flags 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 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, claiming it was a "roleplay" and "webcomic" site, though, for the most part, TheRomanAtheist roleplayed as a Donald Trump supporter who hated minorities.
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 on several other servers. The link was later changed to firstname.lastname@example.org, changed again to stumpgrinder.info, and finally to tube.kekmahub.com.
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.
In July and August 2020, Kekma.net continued to spread, although the website was no longer at its peak of popularity. On August 24, an anonymous user started a thread on 4chan's /pol/ board about the website, claiming that there were "no nu-right larpers there," and many other users 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 Crew 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 kekma.net.
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