GoDaddy Joins Others To Withdraw Gab Support After Pittsburgh Shooting Incident
Gab is under a lot of scrutiny after its name was recognised in the recent Pittsburgh shooting incident. It is also because Robert Bowers, the shooter at the Pittsburgh shooting incident, posted an image on the social network Gab with his weapons that he ‘recently bought’.
Tech giants such as Apple and Google have also withdrawn support from the company.
Now today, GoDaddy has also threatened to pull Gab’s domain. After GoDaddy’s announcement, Gab is down again.
The recent Pittsburgh shooting incident has caused a lot of uproar in America. Moreover, Gab is also allegedly linked to the shooting and hence, has faced a massive penalty for it.
With a far right following, Gab is a social network which has always been controversial.
Major Tech Giants Cut Gab Support
GoDaddy, a top hosting provider, has given 24 hours to the company to move to another hosting domain.
Other companies that have withdrawn support from Gab include:
In an announcement, GoDaddy revealed that it has informed social networking site Gab that they have 24 hours to choose. They can move to another provider as they have violated their terms and services. After receiving complaints, GoDaddy investigated the matter and realised the site has content that instigates violence.
Gab is inaccessible at the moment through its website. It has stated on its website is “under attack” and is working to get it back online but with a new provider.
On its website, Gab’s statement reads that they have been smeared by mainstream media for defending free expression. They are working with law enforcement to ensure that justice is served for the Pittsburgh crime.
Contrarily, social network Gab also posted on Twitter that it will “likely be down for weeks”. Their statement followed the statement that Joyent’s decision to pull out support as a hosting provider has brought instability for the company.
However, their tweet today suggests that the website will be ‘back soon’.
It is clear that Gab is clearly involved in the Pittsburgh shooting incident.
Robert Bowers had a profile on Gab that came in front of the media after the incident.
At that moment, Gab bore the brunt of the shooting too. Soon after, it got threatened by major tech companies for withdrawing support.
On the other hand, today, GoDaddy, now, has cut off its support for the site, which is labelled as ‘neo-nazi’.
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