Thank God for our enemies one can say.
The suit was filed Thursday (Sept. 14) in the United States District Court of Pennsylvania by Gab.Ai.Inc. Texas-based Gab claims a place of business at 1900 Market St., Philadelphia.
Gab is a social network akin to Twitter. It was removed from Google Play on Aug. 17 with the corporate behemoth citing that convenient catch-all “hate speech by users” as the reason.
So the “hate speech” accusation gets an LOL. Gab cites a more realistic motive in its suit namely that Gab competes directly with Google at several levels especially regarding its partnership with Twitter. Hence, Gab is a threat to Google’s near monopoly regarding social news especially on mobile devices.
Gab is accusing Google of violating the Clayton Act and Sherman Act, anti-trust legislation from 1914 and 1890 respectively.
If Gab shows that Google is a trust that should be treated in accordance with these laws, well, consider what happened to Standard Oil.
Gab is easy to sign up for on the desktop and can be found here.