Gab launched almost exactly a year ago with a definite ethos: Free speech at all cost.
That's proving to be an attractive proposition for far-right elements that are now flocking to the platform after being driven out of the internet's biggest shared spaces.
The Twitter-like service has received an influx of users—and money—in the past few weeks as internet companies have cracked down on hate speech following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In the wake of violence in the US town of Charlottesville, the tech industry has started removing access to some of their services from groups associated with the far-right and those espousing racial intolerance.
And of course Gab’s logo is a highly-stylized version of Pepe, the neo-Nazi frog mascot. Wired reports: Gab is less than a month old, so it may well flame out like Peach or Ello. But for now, the platform looks like an artifact from...
As the world's biggest tech companies take a stand against racist hate speech in the wake of neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Va., Google has removed social network Gab -- a favorite of the alt-right -- from its Play Store.
ANALYSIS: The founder of Gab, the alternative social networking service that has attracted far-right groups, said today that the company’s app had been removed from the Google Play Store due to concerns about hate speech. While abou...