Web Host ‘GoDaddy’ Kicks Off ‘GAB’ Because Synagogue Shooter Used Their Social Media Network

GoDaddy gave GAB 24 hours to get a new service provider after the recent synagogue massacre over the weekend. It appears that the shooter used the platform to spew his anti-Semitic tirades. The social media network vows to fight back after being de-platformed.

Tech Crunch reported:

In an emailed statement, a GoDaddy spokesperson said Gab was told to move after breaking the domain registrar’s rules against violent content:

“We have informed Gab.com that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another registrar, as they have violated our terms of service. In response to complaints received over the weekend, GoDaddy investigated and discovered numerous instances of content on the site that both promotes and encourages violence against people.”

Gab now displays a message claiming it “is under attack” and has been “systematically no-platformed by App Stores, multiple hosting providers, and several payment processors.”

Since when did we start holding social media companies accountable for criminal misconduct from their members? Facebook? Twitter? Google? YouTube? What about AT&T or T-Mobile? Did he use a cellphone to communicate daily? If so, let’s be fair and remove them from the world wide web as well. What’s fair is fair….. right?

GoDaddy confirmed its decision in a statement to The Verge.

“We have informed Gab.com that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service. In response to complaints received over the weekend, GoDaddy investigated and discovered numerous instances of content on the site that both promotes and encourages violence against people.”

Time reports:

Gab.com writes it has been “systematically no-platformed by App Stores, multiple hosting providers, and several payment processors.”

In an audio statement on Twitter, co-founder and CEO Andrew Torba called Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 an “act of terrorism.” Torba says the site has a zero-tolerance policy for terrorism and violence.

This morning on Twitter they are sounding off as well as the users of the platform who have obviously been affected.

Moments ago they tweeted this picture asking their followers to share.

This should be a warning to all. This is not about the synagogue shooter.

 

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