Gab.com is an alternative to Twitter. Ever since Gab.com was first launched, the mainstream media have slandered the website, by calling it a far-right social network that’s a haven for hate speech. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. Gab.com is a social network site that encourages free speech, that includes unpopular opinions. There are people on that website from all across the political spectrum.
One of the users was the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter, Robert Bowers, who killed 11 people and injured several others at the Tree of Life synagogue.
Bowers created several pieces of content on Gab that was clearly hate speech. As a result, Gab.com went offline last week after GoDaddy asked it to change the domain. PayPal Holdings Inc, Stripe Inc and Joynet Inc also blocked the website.
Hours before the shooting, Bowers posted on Gab.com, saying a non-profit that helps refugees relocate to the country was helping to kill “my people.” Considering that Gab is a growing website, it’s possible that the administrators were unable to take down the content immediately. Yet, GoDaddy, PayPal, and Stripe, and Joynet decided they no longer wanted to do business with Gab. Meanwhile, people post hate speech on other social networks almost every day. However, none of these social networks met the same fate as Gab.com. (source)
Gab.com shutting down affects me, because I use that site to promote my business. The good news, though is that Gab.com is back online.
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