This needs to be addressed. I don’t want to talk politics or anything of the kind. I want to talk about the precedents being set and the dangers this poses to the internet.
Gab.ai is a platform created by Andrew Torba. The site was created to do exactly what people have told you to do when you are shut down on the internet. “Just make your own social network.”
The network has been based off the principle of being a free speech haven. Not just for people banned from other services but for anyone to go looking for a free exchange of ideas and content.
Regardless of your opinions on the website or the founder something like Gab.ai is absolutely necessary.
So when a user of the website recently committed a mass shooting. This happens.
GoDaddy is pulling their services and removing access to their domain because of “numerous instances that promotes and encourages violence towards others.”
The double standard here is mind boggling.
How are literal Terrorists organizations like ISIS allowed on places like Twitter and Facebook and have been for YEARS. Along with thousands of murderers, rapists, drug dealers and everything else. Who on frequent occasions post sickening shit on social media that never gets removed.
How on earth is that ok, but a platform that is new and based on free speech is getting basically kicked off the internet for the same thing on a smaller scale?
And don’t give me the BS free market line. I believe in the free market. When a free market exists. The internet is NOT a free market.
Entire websites have been booted from the internet in organized efforts between dozens of companies and forced to move to places like TOR for not breaking any rules or laws.
This needs to be addressed, because the same people that cry for net neutrality and ignore or advocate for things like this are complete hypocrites.
I don’t even use or like the website, in fact is always thought it sucked to be honest. But this is criminal at this point. This is not the first time something like this has happened at all and it will definitely continue the more they are allowed to get away with it.