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GAB GAGGED: Free Speech Social Network Punished By Big Tech For Pittsburgh Shooting

THE ATTACK on a Pittsburgh Synagogue was a horrific and babaric attack on innocent people. Corporate Big Tech however are not ones to miss a chance to use such things to their advantage. They have rounded on Gab which is a free speech platform launched as a home for political refugees from Twitter.

It is now however the subject of a sustained attack by corporate big tech. In terms of its continued operation perhaps the most serious challenge it is now facing is the fact that its host have pulled out and given them until tomorrow to find a solution:

Paypal and Stripe have also jumped on the bandwagon. Predictably, reading through the mainstream media you would think Gab had sold Robert Bowers, the accused shooter, the gun and pulled the trigger as well. This piece from The Atlantic on the ‘Internet Of Hate’ that according to it provides the backdrop for the shooting is pretty typical of the mainstream media fare.

No one doubts the fact that Bowers had a Gab account. However, it was by all accounts not the only social networking site he had a profile on. So, why is it the one that is being targeted? Critics of the attack on Gab point to antisemitic posts by the likes of Louis Farrakhan, such as the one below in which he compares Jews to termites, as proof of the doublestandards at play in yet another anti free-speech witch-hunt:

David Kurten, UKIP Assembly Member for London, called the big tech assualt on Gab “totalitarianism in action”;

It is hard to disagree. You can sign up to support Gab here.

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