Gab, a social network popular with the racist "alt-right" movement, has been banned from the Google Play app store for hate speech.
The move comes amid a sweeping attempts from the technology industry to crack down on far-right and racist content in the aftermath of deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Launched in 2016, Gab styles itself as "an ad-free social network for creators who believe in free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online.
As high-tech firms have begun taking steps to weed out some of the most offensive right-wing hate groups, alternative social network Gab has seen a surge in donations to its crowdfunding campaign as it plays up its anti-Silicon Vall...
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.
Gab, a “free speech” social network, has been flooded with new members as Twitter cracks down on “hateful conduct."
Gab, the conservative social network that has acted as a haven for people banned from the usual platforms, has been removed from the Google Play Store for violating the company’s hate speech policy, the company announced on Twitter....