The social network known as Gab is back online. Its previous host—GoDaddy—withdrew support and hosting because of accusations that Gab was a haven for alt-right users. The Pittsburgh synagogue shooter was a member.
Rob Monster, the founder and CEO of Gab’s new host Epik, wrote a blog post defending his firm’s decision. He acknowledged that Gab had a duty to “monitor and lightly curate, keeping content within the bounds of the law”.
However, he also said he felt that Gab’s founder Andrew Torba was “doing something that looks useful” and described Gab’s removal from the internet as “digital censorship”.
I’ve never used this platform but if it really was mostly comprised of alt-right people, therein lies the problem. It becomes an echo chamber that only serves to reinforce pre-existing opinions and world views. Even if it was a left-leaning platform, the echoing results would likely be similar.
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