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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 09:46 AM

Gab forced offline over apparent tie to Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

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Source: Ars Technica

Gab, a "free speech" alternative to Twitter that's popular with the far right, has been shut down after losing service from a number of mainstream technology platforms, including PayPal, Joyent, Medium, and GoDaddy.

"Gab is under attack," the company's home page now reads. "We have been systematically no-platformed by App Stores, multiple hosting providers, and several payment processors." Gab is working to get back online using new service providers.

The attacks on Gab follow revelations that the man accused of Saturday's deadly mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh appeared to be a regular Gab user. An account with his name was "rife with anti-refugee, anti-Semitic and white supremacist posts," according to the Washington Post. One post complained about a "kike infestation."

The account's final post referred to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which works to resettle refugees in the United States: "HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I canít sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, Iím going in.Ē

Read more: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/gab-forced-offline-over-apparent-tie-to-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooter/



At last- tech businesses with a (belated) conscience.

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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 09:48 AM

1. K&R

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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 09:54 AM

2. Freepers are really butt hurt over this.

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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 10:05 AM

3. Locking...

Duplicate of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142188423 Feel free to post your news article in the General Discussions Forum

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