Pittsburgh Massacre: Gab Vows to Carry On Despite “Silicon Valley Oligarchy”

The social media platform Gab will carry on despite all efforts by what it called the “Silicon Valley Oligarchy” to shut it down following the attack by former user Robert Bowers on a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

In a statement released on Gab’s holding page—set up while the company arranges new hosting after all its accounts were cancelled following the shooting—company CEO Andrew Torba said 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.

“In the midst of this Gab has been no-platformed by essential internet infrastructure providers at every level,” Torba continued.

“We are the most censored, smeared, and no-platformed startup in history, which means we are a threat to the media and to the Silicon Valley Oligarchy.

“Gab isn’t going anywhere.

“It doesn’t matter what you write. It doesn’t matter what the sophist talking heads say on TV.

“It doesn’t matter what verified nobodies say on Twitter. We have plenty of options, resources, and support.

“We will exercise every possible avenue to keep Gab online and defend free speech and individual liberty for all people.

“You have all just made Gab a nationally recognized brand as the home of free speech online at a time when Silicon Valley is stifling political speech they disagree with to interfere in a US election.

“The internet is not reality. TV is not reality. 80% of normal everyday people agree with Gab and support free expression and liberty.

“The online outrage mob and mainstream media spin machine are the minority opinion.

“People are waking up, so please keep pointing the finger at a social network instead of pointing the finger at the alleged shooter who holds sole responsibility for his actions.

“No-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want. You can’t stop an idea.”

Torba ended his statement with confirmation that as the platform transitions to a new hosting provider, “Gab will be inaccessible for a period of time.

“We are working around the clock to get Gab.com back online. Thank you and remember to speak freely,” the statement concluded.

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  1. In a televised interview Andrew Torba pointed out that homicidal maniacs are present on all the social media platforms, and that some of them post videos and live streams of their murders online. Serial killer Elliot Rodger even uploaded a video on Youtube announcing his intention to make the next day his “day of retribution” when he would have his “revenge against humanity”. The detractors of Gab would argue that it is a hotbed of extremism that creates a climate of hate that influenced Robert Bowers to go on a gun rampage. Andrew Torba, on the the other hand, argues that Gab users have free will and that their actions are governed by their character rather than what they read. Simply expressing hostility towards Jews or the HIAS is not the same as incitement.

    Given the amount of provocation that whites have endured from immigrant Muslim terrorists it is inevitable that there would be a violent backlash, but the violence could have been avoided had governments had a more restrictive and selective immigration policy for people from the Middle East. Instead, in their eagerness to demonstrate how humanitarian they are they opened up their countries to large scale, uncontrolled immigration from the Middle East in the guise of asylum, thus putting the public in danger.

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