GAB IS BANNED!! | 4-11-2018 [UPDATED]
imagine my shock as i am surfing the web, then something really gets my attention. An abstract from a keyword related to Gab, on google search results.
What is Gab?
For those who dont know gab, gab is, (or was), a social media platform. i, the author of this article, personally loved it for the freedom of speech they gave us. I had been a twitter addict, until twitter started tightening their rules.
Gab vs twitter
They kept on disabling my twitter account, @gainwithndekere (the twitter handle).
I was soo disappointed i wasn't getting the dopamine i was used to.
I had to look for an alternative site with similarities such as @twitter. Disappointment wasn't the only reason.
A kenyan based blogger, by name Cyprian Nyakundi, also got his account permanently disabled! To make matters even 'better', he had close to 1,000,000 followers!!
We all know how hard it is to get twitter followers.[At least those of us who are yet to be celebrities]
Kenyans literally protested on twitter, directly tagging twitter's official handle. How did twitter.com react to all this? Casually!
They said that @C_nyakundiH violated some of their rules and regulations. Some of those rules don't even make sense!
Anyway, you get the picture. Ironically, I got the sign up link right on twitter to join Gab.ai from some angry Kenyans. In Kenya, having a twitter account with a huge following is considered a status symbol. There are a few Kenyans I really admire who have a huge following. Lemmi drop their handles in case you want to follow them;
* AT ruto
Feel free to follow me on twitter through this link.
Why was gab banned?!!
In a landing page that appeared on gab.com's website, it stated,
"Gab has spent the past 48 hours proudly working with the DOJ and FBI to bring justice to an alleged terrorist. Because of the data we provided, they now have plenty of evidence for their case. In the midst of this Gab has been no-platformed by essential internet infrastructure providers at every level. We are the most censored, smeared, and no-platformed startup in history, which means we are a threat to the media and to the Silicon Valley Oligarchy.
Gab isn’t going anywhere.
It doesn’t matter what you write. It doesn’t matter what the sophist talking heads say on TV. It doesn’t matter what verified nobodies say on Twitter. We have plenty of options, resources, and support. We will exercise every possible avenue to keep Gab online and defend free speech and individual liberty for all people.
You have all just made Gab a nationally recognized brand as the home of free speech online at a time when Silicon Valley is stifling political speech they disagree with to interfere in a US election.
The internet is not reality. TV is not reality. 80% of normal everyday people agree with Gab and support free expression and liberty. The online outrage mob and mainstream media spin machine are the minority opinion. People are waking up, so please keep pointing the finger at a social network instead of pointing the finger at the alleged shooter who holds sole responsibility for his actions.
No-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want.
You can’t stop an idea.
As we transition to a new hosting provider Gab will be inaccessible for a period of time. We are working around the clock to get Gab.com back online. Thank you and remember to speak freely.
Andrew Torba, CEO Gab.com"
That is exactly as it appeared on that website. As you can see, they have not specified when they're coming back online.
Bottom line, I must say that they're one rare breed of species who are not afraid to speak up for themselves. Courage is very adorable. Human beings deserve the Freedom to express themselves.
No one should take that away. Ever.
Not the government. Not the Press. If you are the 'Government', please mind your own business. Don't come for this website. We are well aware of our rights and are protected by the law.
With that said, I hope you guys have a clear understanding of how the things are with gab.com/gab.ai.
We at gainwithndekere.com wish them a 'Quick recovery', so that we can continue socializing with each other through their platform.
Dont forget to leave your thoughts in the comments section. Thank you.