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GAB Goes Down

Here’s something to brighten your day. NPR is reporting that Gab, the social networking site where the alleged Pittsburgh shooter used to post his hate-filled rants, has ceased operation, at least temporarily. It seems that its payment processors are refusing to work any longer with the site, given its association with a such a horrific act.

Gab was formed as an alternative to mainstream social networks after those organizations started throwing racists and right-wing extremists off their sites. It aimed to be a bastion of free speech, even though it seemed to be mostly providing free speech for the most extreme of opinions.

Normally, we would not cheer this development. Free speech is protected, even for Fascists, Nazis, and Racists. And there is something chilling about the fact that it was multinational corporations and banks which shut down Gab, thus showing just who has the power in America media today.

And yet…

And yet…

Give all that anti-Semitism…

Maybe just this once.