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.