It’s difficult for me to write something like this, because I hate treating Nazis like they have some valid political viewpoint. Hate is not politics, it’s just hate. And besides, they’re such a tiny minority of the idiots on the right that it feels wrong to give them a platform. But while they may be a minority, they are vocal.
Still, if I’m going to sign petitions to get Trump kicked off Twitter, I have to tell you about Gab as well.
Gab is like Twitter, but for terrible people. They promote hate speech under the guise of FREE speech. Of course, hate speech is free speech, unless it calls for hate crimes. For example, this random sampling of Gab-promoted content and its users’ comments on it are totally legal:
That doesn’t mean that other people have to entertain it, however. Gab is yet another pitiful example of Nazis who don’t understand free speech. Yes, you have the right to say and think whatever shitty things you want. But nobody has to provide you a platform to do it on.
Which is why Gab got a wake-up call on Sunday:
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
Now Gab is sad. Their domain registrar, Asia Registry, says that Gab violates their policy against “use of a domain name for unlawful purposes.” Remember how I said their bullshit was legal? Turns out it’s not in Australia, where Asia Registry is based. So good luck with that.
They were already sad, in fact, because Google banned their app from the Play Store last month. Andrew Torba, Gab’s CEO, retained prominent porn lawyer Marc Randazza, fresh off defending white supremacist cesspit The Daily Stormer. Randazza is taking up an antitrust claim against Google, who banned the app for its insufficient “level of moderation, including for content that encourages violence and advocates hate against groups of people.”
Honestly, it’s getting so a hard-working Nazi can’t find a place to
get a drink spread their filth anymore.
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