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Google Bans Twitter Alternative Gab From Android Play Store For ‘Hate Speech’

Google has removed the GAB app from it’s Play Store, citing ‘hate speech,’ as seen in a tweet by Gab CEO Andrew Torba earlier today:

Torba then shot off another tweet and filmed a Periscope video to discuss, telling viewers that after Gab raised over one million dollars from ‘every day people’ who are “sick and tired of the bias and double standards in silicon valley.

“This is just another great example of the ideological echo chamber in Silicon Valley. You see all these companies one after another coming out with the same exact message, same exact stance. There’s nobody saying ‘no, we stand for free speech. We hate some of the vile things that are said.’ Either you support free speech or you do not. Period.”

Torba also points how that Gab has been banned by Apple since late 2016.

Free speech at all costs

Set up as a free speech alternative to Twitter, Gab’s unofficial motto of “free speech at all costs” may have cost them their spot in the Google Play store, after the founder of the recently banned Daily Stormer website recommended Gab “100%.”

Via Mashable

Gab’s success comes after tech giants including Google and Facebook, which in the past had been shy about policing hate speech, began to forbid white supremacists from using their services in the wake of the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

Even Cloudflare, a hosting company that had to take a public stance in favor of free speech even if it meant its services were open to extreme views, stopped working with the Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website.

After that, Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin said—on Gab—that he was “Gab 100%.”

Tech’s growing comfort with cracking down on hate speech, Torba said, is a “slippery slope.” He spoke passionately against censorship when asked about his reaction to Spotify and other music-streaming services pulling music by white supremacist bands.

As a solution, Gab is releasing the next version of their app directly.

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6 comments

  1. NotGekko

    They just keep closing in don’t they.

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  2. Dopefeller

    Oh boy. Zeropoint pedo lost a platform to spew his fake news bullshit

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  3. zeropointnow

    Boy Dopefeller, that sure seems like hateful speech. Should we ban you from this platform?

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  4. sarcrilege

    Apple in general and Cook in particular are filthy and diseased zionist whores who will donate $1 million each to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League and match two-for-one employees donations to these and other “human rights” groups.

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  5. The Maven

    Dopey must have missed the part where the latest version of the app was just feleased. He’s a little “slow”, just nod your head and smile.

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  6. Cricket

    I would love to see Trump publicly rebrand ANTIFA as ANTI FIRST AMENDMENT. That’s what the are, so use semantics identify them correctly.

    We are all ANTIFA now, right Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter?

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