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What Is Happening To Gab.ai And Free Speech?

Scott CunninghamNov 1, 2018, 5:10:46 AM

I'm sure you've seen that Gab has been deplatformed and shut down by many big tech companies. There's been a lot going on. I briefly go over the situation and call for a discussion and focus on this as it forms future precedents on free speech.

You can see their statement on their site gab.ai which you can read below too:


"Gab has spent the past 48 hours proudly working with the DOJ and FBI to bring justice to an alleged terrorist. Because of the data we provided, they now have plenty of evidence for their case. In the midst of this Gab has been no-platformed by essential internet infrastructure providers at every level. We are the most censored, smeared, and no-platformed startup in history, which means we are a threat to the media and to the Silicon Valley Oligarchy.

Gab isn’t going anywhere.

It doesn’t matter what you write. It doesn’t matter what the sophist talking heads say on TV. It doesn’t matter what verified nobodies say on Twitter. We have plenty of options, resources, and support. We will exercise every possible avenue to keep Gab online and defend free speech and individual liberty for all people.

You have all just made Gab a nationally recognized brand as the home of free speech online at a time when Silicon Valley is stifling political speech they disagree with to interfere in a US election.

The internet is not reality. TV is not reality. 80% of normal everyday people agree with Gab and support free expression and liberty. The online outrage mob and mainstream media spin machine are the minority opinion. People are waking up, so please keep pointing the finger at a social network instead of pointing the finger at the alleged shooter who holds sole responsibility for his actions.

No-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want.

You can’t stop an idea.

As we transition to a new hosting provider Gab will be inaccessible for a period of time. We are working around the clock to get Gab.com back online. Thank you and remember to speak freely."

- Andrew Torba, CEO Gab.com

Also check out these two articles:

Gab Is Moving To The Blockchain - https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2018/10/31/the-alt-rights-favorite-social-network-gabs-plan-to-use-blockchain-to-make-itself-indestructible/#911c13231be3

Microsoft Azure threatens Gab - https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-gab-azure-cloud-anti-semitism-2018-8

In-depth coverage "There's More To The Gab Take Down Than You Might Think." - https://www.minds.com/blog/view/903593204910571520

I'm very interested to hear what you have to say in the comments below.


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