Eleven people are dead – died in a hail of one of the alleged Shooter, Robert Bowers, who is obviously a Jew hater. The attack in the tree of life synagogue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was “probably” the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history, said the monitoring and combating of anti-Semitism specialized U.S. organization Anti-Defamation League. The man faces the death penalty now.

Gab.com especially in the case of the Right of the popular

Bowers is the author of a series of anti to be Semitic messages that have been published in the online network gab.com – one of only a few hours before the attack on the synagogue. In this entry, the Jewish refugee aid organization is attacked Hias: “Hias brings like invaders who kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people be slaughtered. Fuck, your point of view, I’m going in.” Such kind of propaganda is typical for Gab.com – the social platform is popular with nationalists and members of the racist Old Right-movement.

Currently, the members must forgo the use of your network, because Gab.com is not accessible – only a short, easy-to-pampiger comment is read on the home page: “Gab.com is attacked. We have been systematically thrown out of App Stores, providers and payment services out. We have been slandered by the Mainstream media, because we defend the right to freedom of expression. Gave will continue to fight for the human right to be allowed to speak freely.” How long the platform will be offline, is unclear. The reason for the shutdown is that the two providers have thrown Joyent and GoDaddy gab.com de facto out.

Gab.com – new and very small

The network was only founded in August 2016 by the US Internet entrepreneurs Andrew Torba and Ekrem Büyükkaya. According to the U.S. securities and exchange Commission gab.com in September of 630,000 users, which is, compared to March, an increase of more than 200,000 users, in comparison to the Social-network giants but just a no brainer. Alone, Twitter has 325 million active users, of which 67 million in the United States. Though Gab.com is so small, has it been longer the Big players in the industry. Yet two months ago, Microsoft’s Cloud service Azure has threatened to Gab.com because of anti-Semitic incitement in the Server to disconnect.

carnage in the synagogue “Can’t sit there”: Robert B., the alleged assassin of Pittsburgh

Its inglorious reputation owes Gab.com its prominent members such as the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the founder of the neo-Nazi publication “Daily Stormer” Andrew Anglin and the dazzling large-scale Hetzer Milo Yiannopoulos. Both around frolicking on the platform. For Jones, who was last seen on Twitter, locked, Gab.com become something like a new home. According to the Company’s articles of Association, the network is open to all political sides, however, according to the company’s founder, Torba it was founded explicitly as a counter-weight to the “left-dominated, Big-Social-platforms”, he said the US side Buzzfeed.

not surprisingly, this has attracted the self-understanding of many supporters of the so-called Alt-Right, the loose opinion and policy for their cause cannibalize and again gab.com has received because of anti-Semitic Posts on issues and flew from the major App Stores. In the case of Apple, the Software is 2016 available, Google has locked gab.com because of hate speech. Also in the case of payment providers such as PayPal and Stripe, the network is not longer required.

Bad experiences with “Everything-is-possible”

extreme Right-wing and nationalists will interpret the shutdown of gab.com probably as proof for their Thesis that any obscure conspirators censor their views, and of the Public. What you have is right, than most Social media is a bad experience with the “Everything-possible”approach. “If you allow anything that allows the U.S. law, then the most unpleasant content through most of the time, like Micah Schaffer, a former Manager at YouTube, and Snap the “New York Times” said. What is not a miracle: “If an Online Community is dominated by porn, beheadings and racists, choose the most people that this is not a good place for baby pictures.”


“is under attack” – the current view of The page Gab.com

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Gab.com feels unjustly pilloried. On the contrary, the boss of the company Torba thinks that just because he had been on the page active, had pushed the investigator to the crucial evidence: “Without Gab.com you wouldn’t have this evidence. We are proud to cooperate with law enforcement authorities, and to draw the suspected terrorists accountable,” said Torba, according to the New York Times.

sources: “New York Times”, “Wired”, “The Verge”, “Business Insider”, “Buzzfeed News”