Gab the social network that many of you might not have heard of just pulled its website offline after Godaddy gave a 24 hour notice to the company to move to another service. The move came after it was revealed that Robert Bowers, who allegedly shot and killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday wrote anti-semitic messages on the social network.
Gab’s official twitter handle recently tweeted that “Gab has spent the past 48 hours proudly working with the DOJ and FBI to bring justice to an alleged terrorist. Because of the data we provided, they now have plenty of evidence for their case. Please pray for all involved and the victim.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Gab has spent the past 48 hours proudly working with the DOJ and FBI to bring justice to an alleged terrorist. Because of the data we provided, they now have plenty of evidence for their case. Please pray for all involved and the victims.
— Gab.com🍂 (@getongab) October 29, 2018
Companies like PayPal, Stripe and Joyent have also refused support for the social network. Gab.com is currently inaccessible with a message being displayed on the site stating that “Gab.com is under attack. We have been systematically no-platformed by App Stores, multiple hosting providers, and several payment processors. We have been smeared by the mainstream media for defending free expression and individual liberty for all people and for working with law enforcement to ensure that justice is served for the horrible atrocity committed in Pittsburgh. Gab will continue to fight for the fundamental human right to speak freely.”
We have seen Godaddy similarly cutting off support for the Daily Stormer a neo-nazi news website following an article regarding Heather Heyer, who was killed during the protests in Charlottesville last year.