GAB Back Online, Free Speech Wins — GAB has returned.
The free speech social networking alternative to Twitter was kicked off the web by hosting provider Joyent on Oct. 29 after it was revealed that Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect Robert Bowers was a poster on the site.
An example of Bowers’ postings is to the right.
The Oct. 27 massacre left 11 dead and seven wounded, including four police officers.
Anyway, outrage occurred and GAB got blamed for inspiring the evil.
Cynics might say it was just an attempt by Silicon Valley powerbrokers to maintain an hegemony on the flow of information and squelch a potential competitor while it was still in the cradle. It is not as though Twitter never served as a conduit of hate, after all.
Or Facebook, for that matter.
Anyway GAB is back. It’s easy to block the H8ers –or confront them if that is your wish.
To the right is the statement GAB ran last week while it social networking part was offline. Click to enlarge.
GAB Back Online, Free Speech Wins