'Free speech' social platform Gab has gone offline
Gab has gone offline.
The self-described "free speech social media platform" is taking time off the internet, after landing under the spotlight when it was discovered the suspect involved in was a poster and user on the site.
Gab posted a message on its homepage, announcing that the site will be "inaccessible for a period of time" as it works "around the clock" to transition a new hosting provider.
The platform has been banned by PayPal, and fellow online payment service Stripe is looking to cut off the site. Gab's new hosting service, Joyent, reportedly will suspend the site from 9 a.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 29.
Gab's domain registrar, GoDaddy, has also asked for the platform to take its business elsewhere.
"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," GoDaddy told Mashable in a statement.
"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."
Publishing platform Medium has also recently suspended Gab's account, under which the social site had made a statement stating that it "unequivocally disavows and condemns all acts of terrorism and violence." This statement has now been made unavailable.
Mashable reached out to Medium for comment.
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October 28, 2018 at 10:42PM