Twitter Rival GAB Served Notice its Registrar Will Seize its Domain if Not Changed Due to GAB Promoting Free Speech
Guest post by Joe Hoft
Twitter rival GAB was served notice by its domain registrar that it has 5 days to transfer its domain or they will seize it.
BREAKING: Gab’s domain registrar has given us 5 days to transfer our domain or they will seize it. The free and open web is in danger. pic.twitter.com/Irl6KO5Xmr
— Gab (@getongab) September 18, 2017
At the same time GAB is suing Google for anti trust violations.
According to David Z. Morris at Fortune magazine, GAB supports Milo Yiannopoulous whom Morris slanders by calling him a white supremacist who was banned from Google for his racially offensive harassment of a black actress –
Gab, a social media platform that touts its openness to any and all forms of speech, has sued Google for refusing to list the Gab Android App on the Google Play store. Gab claims, according to Ars Technica, that Google denied its listing to protect a data-sharing agreement with Twitter, potentially violating antitrust rules. But the stakes here may be more about perception than the law.
Twitter used to think of itself as “the free speech wing of the free speech party.” But the internet obviously took that as a challenge, breeding dozens of professional trolls like Milo Yiannopoulous, who was banned from Twitter after organizing a racially offensive harassment campaign against actor Leslie Jones.
Yiannopoulos, along with many white supremacists and other prominent figures of the so-called “alt-right,” have since migrated to Gab as their primary public platform. Antitrust lawyer Mark Patterson told Ars Technica that if Google could show that they chose not to allow Gab into the Play Store because of possible reputational damage from that strong association with hate groups, the antitrust claim would have little chance of success.
Even if it is summarily thrown out of court, Gab’s suit will help the nascent platform further establish itself as an alternative to Silicon Valley’s center-left cultural norms. Those have been on display recently in Google’s move to silence critics at think tanks and internally, and in a broader tech-world crackdown on formerly-tolerated hate speech.
Morris is not correct in his outrageous allegations about GAB and Milo and he should be ashamed. More likely Milo was kicked out of Twitter because he was a successful conservative gay man. Liberals hate successful conservative gay men.
Twitter over the past year terminated the accounts of numerous successful conservatives like Milo during the election and prevented tweets from conservative outlets like this one from being wide spread. Twitter decides which groups are hate groups through their own fascist interpretation of what is a hate group. Any successful conservative apparently fits their definition of a hate group.
GAB capitalized on the left wing bias of social site Twitter and now is being attacked for allowing free speech on its site by Google and the alt left mainstream media (MSM).
The social sites like Twitter, Google and Facebook are in an all out war against conservatives. GAB is the conservative alternative so they must shut it down by calling it names and claiming it promotes hate rather than noting that it promotes free speech.