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#GabScam: “Free speech” platform policing speech

UPDATE:

It’s worse than I thought. Gab was strong-armed by its Domain Registrar. Read Andrew Torba’s statement:

 

 

It doesn’t matter what you think of Andrew Anglin. This is a problem. Gab positioned itself as a free speech platform to counter censorship by Twitter and Facebook – so why is founder Andrew Torba himself instructing users to remove content?

It really doesn’t matter one iota whether you’re offended by fat jokes about dead people. Gab does not get a free pass on censorship.

No one gets to decide what you can and can’t see, but it looks like Torba has pivoted to do just that.

“Free speech” was an effective customer acquisition tool for Torba. The thing he’ll learn is it’s also crucial to retention.

 

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