Gab CEO Andrew Torba responds on NPR to the censorship of his site and its 800,000 users (of which I am one) by the Silicon Valley oligarchy. Here’s the full interview of 16 plus minutes which NPR is very unlikely to use in full.
He makes valid points: Gab had like 4 minutes from an ambiguous post Bowers made about “going in” until he murdered the synagogue congregants (I see no reason to call him a suspect); Bowers also had a presence on Facebook and on Twitter but they’ve not been called “a hate megaphone” of “far-right extremists” nor taken down and banned for it; Gab is working with law enforcement to help prosecute Bowers, not stalling them like the big social media platforms have done in the past.
Torba, who has a connection to Austin (according to a business profile on Bloomberg), says he’s now receiving death threats from the usual suspects. He makes another interesting point: that it’s only been since Trump won the presidency that conservatives on platforms like Twitter and Facebook have been censored, which led to the creation of Gab.
Via The Daily Haze
UPDATE: Gab expects to be back online by the weekend, three days from now.
Even if PayPal has rejected them and Big (Leftist) Tech is out to destroy them. All because of anti-Jew murderer Bowers’ involvement. But you’re not forced on Gab to pay attention to the Bow-wow-Bowers anymore than you are on Twitter, Facebook or the other regularly-censored liberal Dimocrat platforms.
I joined Gab for its lack of censorship, because the answer to hate speech is not censorship but more speech. You should join Gab too.
UPDATE: Sleazy bastards! Now Joyent, their ISP, has been intimidated to drop them. “We have been systematically no-platformed by App Stores, multiple hosting providers, and several payment processors. We have been smeared by the mainstream media for defending free expression and individual liberty for all people and for working with law enforcement to ensure that justice is served for the horrible atrocity committed in Pittsburgh….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.” You betcha!
MORE: As usual, Breitbart has more detail on the censorship of Gab than other outlets more concerned with political narrative than good reporting. That’s one reason the news media club hates Breitbart.
No matter what the anti-Trump news media says or does we keep on keeping on with The Donald. Journalist Salena Zito knows why, and explains in this piece that was temporarily censored by the leftist Facebook. Or Liberal Fascistbook:
“This new conservative populist coalition is not the fluke the political class hoped it was. Donald Trump did not cause it, he is just the result of it, so no matter what he does, it continues. It is predicated on them, not him.
“The coalition is a strike at not just tone deafness in both Congress and the White House but also high levels of incompetence, negligence and shoddy performance at agencies, as well as inept social services, a bloated and incompetent bureaucracy, endless wars and multinational agreements and treaties that don’t benefit average people.”
And the very evident and unpunished corruption epitomized by such as the Hildabeast.
UPDATE: Commenter Evan Strong at the Daily Wire: “They just don’t get it. He is our glorious bastard. We know what he is and he is the only one at this moment in history to right the ship. I don’t care about his personal life. I can live with his outbursts, occasional vulgarity and that he doesn’t always say the right thing. He is genuine, real, a fighter and he gets it, which the left never will. He also has a big heart and loves this country.”
Not that I have ever paid much attention to Austin’s Alex Jones and his InfoWars setup. Well, I did read some of the daily’s stuff about his divorce, which was a nasty custody fight which he lost. But otherwise…
Still, when Apple, Google, Facebook and Spotify conspire to censor him and his operation—all within 24 hours—you gotta be appalled. If you care about free speech. If you’re a Dim (or one of their lapdog media like CNN or MSNBS) who only cares about PC conformity, then, not so much.
UPDATE: PJMedia: The Rise of The Tech Fascists
MORE: In the interest of free speech, I downloaded to my phone the InfoWars app from the Apple app store which, curiously, is still available. Its news items seem reasonably objective, as opposed to Jones’ commentary.
“The word police” isn’t such a joke line anymore.
“The people in charge believe they have found a loophole. They have outsourced policing speech to private companies, who can claim to be enforcing terms of service as private companies. Under the current arrangements, FaceBorg can ban any mention of the country Niger, even though it is perfectly legal to yell ‘Niger!’ in a crowded theater.”
The Z Man
Alone on the wall, freestyle soloist Alex Hunnold, climbed 3,000 feet up El Capitan’s shear wall without ropes or safety gear—just fingertips and sticky-shoed toes—in four minutes shy of four hours.
He says he’s accepted death, so isn’t overly bothered by fear. But he carries a bag of chalk dust to dry the perspiration off his hands. Well, I guess.
Via Alpinist Magazine
MEMRI, an outfit which translates the Arab world to show us their true attitudes behind the platitudes our pols and the dictator’s club hand us, occasionally hits the jackpot. As they did here. Watch these talk show clowns throw coffee and punches. You’ll see why Israel has so little hope of ever making peace with them.