The attack on free speech continues – Gab deplatformed

It probably didn’t make the mainstream news but Twitter alternative Gab’s hosting service shut them down over the weekend, apparently because the Pittsburgh shooter used Gab to make some bad comments.  Today is day 2 of their shutdown.

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This is how it works folks.  Gab is being held to a different standard than the masters of the universe in Silicon Valley.  Gab does not claim to be a content creator.  They are merely a platform for individuals to express their freedom of speech.  And they are being penalized for one insane user and his comments.  How many days has Twitter been offline because of death threats to President Trump?  Or all the ISIS accounts?  Twitter has literally magnitudes more offenses it could have put to its name as Gab if you use the same standard on Twitter as they are on Gab.  Or remember that time a dude uploaded a video of him murdering another man onto Facebook?  Did Facebook receive any backlash?  Were they deplatformed?  Of course not.

This is simply dangerous.  It is stifling free speech.  If what is being said or where it’s being said does not fit with what the masters want they will shut it down, plain and simple.  Don’t like the ideas on Daily Stormer?  Deplatform.  Don’t like Alex Jones?  Deplatform.  Etc. Etc. Etc.

Crypto: Beware of Coinbase

Andrew Torba, creator of free speech platform Gab, was just banned from Coinbase:

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Andrew sums it up nicely.  The whole draw to crypto is the decentralized aspect of it.  Exchanges like Coinbase, while definitely making it easier to trade from USD to certain cryptos, especially with those not very familiar with crypto, should be used with caution.  At the very least, after you make the exchange get your money off there immediately.  This should serve as a stark warning.  They’ll come for your money whether it’s the US Dollar or crypto based.  Policing on exchanges like this based on users and content is worrying.  Alt-tech needs to continue to rise and make alternatives.  Hitting them where it hurts in the wallet is the only way things will change.