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Gab Launches Legal Fund to Take on Silicon Valley Censorship Reader 08/23/2017 (Wed) 03:01:05 Id: e3fc9c [Preview] No. 1466
Free speech social network Gab announced its intentions to take on Silicon Valley censorship, Monday, launching a legal fund.

“For over a year now Gab has focused on our core mission of putting people first and defending free expression on the internet for everyone,” the company declared. “We seek to offer the market a free speech-friendly alternative to the authoritarian pro-censorship offering of established technology oligopolies.”

“Gab has demonstrated that there is a clear market for free speech online. Our company was profitable during its first year of operation and recently raised $1m in an equity crowdfunding campaign to expand the core team and grow the business,” they continued, before referencing Google’s removal of Gab from their store last week.

“Establishment tech companies have wrongfully exercised anti-competitive duopolistic dominance in the mobile application distribution marketplace. This behavior will not stand,” the company claimed. “We’re talking to a lot of people and firms who are motivated to challenge the trend toward institutional and cultural homogeneity in the tech world. We’re ramping up for decisive action on the legal front sooner rather than later and need your help to make it happen.”

“We are already actively talking to counsel. Naturally we can’t disclose much about those chats, but they’re very interesting! The Gab Legal Fund will be exclusively designated to exploring and moving forward on all legal options,” Gab concluded. “When you support the Gab Legal Fund you are helping us take a clear message to the oligarchs in Silicon Valley: The People will not stand by and watch as you strip away the liberty and freedoms we all cherish online. Politically correct corporate morality policing and anti-competitive behavior must end and it must end fast. The free market exists precisely for issues like this, but with a duopoly controlling 95% of mobile device distribution (both software side and hardware:) it becomes impossible to fairly compete.”

The Gab legal fund is currently taking donations in PayPal, Bitcoin, and Ethereum.

In an email to Breitbart Tech, Gab CEO Andrew Torba claimed the Gab Legal Fund “will be used to directly explore any and all legal options against the anti-competitive actions of the Silicon Valley oligopoly.”

“In the past Gab has operated solely on donations from our community, raising over $150,000 to date. On a going forward basis all donations to the company will power the Gab Legal Fund while our GabPro customers and investment capital will be used to grow the core team and cover operational costs,” he explained. “We’ve already raised $7,500 for the legal fund just half a day after announcing it.”

The Google Play store removed Gab’s app last week, which had already been up for several months, citing “hate speech” on the platform.


Reader 08/23/2017 (Wed) 14:43:23 Id: 5b1ea9 [Preview] No. 1473 del
Is Gab only compatible with 'smartphones'? All I see is one version, for Android! I don't even have a 'smartphone'! Why is there not compatibility for Windows / Mac or Linux? No PC platform = a whole lot of potential users lost and left in the dust.

Oh well! Their loss, not mine.

Reader 08/23/2017 (Wed) 16:31:28 [Preview] No. 1476 del
web browser

Reader 08/23/2017 (Wed) 16:50:55 [Preview] No. 1477 del
gab is owned by Cuck Day and he's not about free speech
people donating to this will end up like people donating for Gamergate causes

Reader 08/24/2017 (Thu) 17:06:39 Id: a81fcc [Preview] No. 1482 del
Owned by who?

Reader 08/24/2017 (Thu) 17:15:36 Id: a81fcc [Preview] No. 1483 del
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Well if he is talking to Breibart I honestly don't trust it. The alt-right haven't been as for free speech as the moderates, except when it serves their racist and totalitarian agenda. They want to be heard, but don't listen to opposing arguments at all.

So what the fuck is the benefit of giving Nazis who avoid listening to verbal arguments free speech so we can just have a screaming conpetition? The purpose of having free speech is so you can argue freely and better scrutinize your views, not so you can only present one side by the force of your lungs.

Reader 08/25/2017 (Fri) 05:07:11 Id: 313bd4 [Preview] No. 1485 del
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>be me
>someone mentions lynxchan
>somehow end up on this website, in this thread
>there is actual discussion
>you are criticizing both sides
>there are not 500 posts calling you a cuck shill shareblue CIA-glow-in-the-dark nigger
I really should have investigated alternate chans ages ago.

Reader 08/25/2017 (Fri) 11:38:27 Id: 6e6bb8 [Preview] No. 1488 del
>So what the fuck is the benefit of giving Nazis who avoid listening to verbal arguments free speech so we can just have a screaming conpetition?
Because the minute we start choosing which free speech is allowed and which is unnecessary is the minute we loose free speech.

Reader 08/26/2017 (Sat) 00:52:11 Id: b43ed1 [Preview] No. 1490 del
I would like to defend the rights of the white supremacists to speak, but I cannot defend it when their protesters bring guns and then commit murder. The ALCU has reversed course, for pragmatic reasons. It's difficult to argue that free speech should be unlimited if the ones speaking wish to commit random acts of terrorist violence.


You won't find many moderates at any /pol/ including this one, but at least instant bans are much rarer than on 8/pol. I prefer /news/ because I don't trust them to tolerate a sustained full spectrum discussion.

Reader 08/26/2017 (Sat) 06:00:11 Id: 313bd4 [Preview] No. 1491 del
I'm not exactly moderate, but open discussion is key. Endless replies of one-liners gets old quick.

Reader 08/26/2017 (Sat) 06:59:57 [Preview] No. 1492 del

Vox Day.

A Christ-cuck novelist and public intellectual of the "reactosphere". I call him Cuck Day as an insult.

Reader 08/26/2017 (Sat) 10:34:11 Id: 9e6592 [Preview] No. 1493 del
You could call him 'Vox Day' as an insult.

Vox Day
noun, frugal
"a person enough of a faggot to go by a name like 'Vox Day'"

Reader 08/26/2017 (Sat) 10:37:04 Id: 9e6592 [Preview] No. 1494 del
I know the proper definition of 'vulgar' but I don't know how to type. Figures.

Reader 08/26/2017 (Sat) 10:51:37 Id: 9e6592 [Preview] No. 1495 del
>So what the fuck is the benefit of giving Nazis who avoid listening to verbal arguments free speech so we can just have a screaming conpetition? The purpose of having free speech is so you can argue freely and better scrutinize your views, not so you can only present one side by the force of your lungs.

Peripheral groups shouting at each other is itself part of the larger discussion. It's sort of like debates: it's not about convincing the opponent, it's about dragging the opponent down with you while you make total cock of yourself on stage, so that the audience can distance themselves and feel smugly superior while they confirm their *own* biases.

Or sometihng like that. It was more concise the way I heard some other guy put it.

Reader 08/27/2017 (Sun) 05:06:31 Id: b43ed1 [Preview] No. 1510 del
I like the argument, but I don't know how effective it is on irrational types. Some peoople (idiots) are convinced by shouting, by shows of strength. Nazis took over Germany before and similar rhetoric could work again.

Reader 08/27/2017 (Sun) 14:39:23 [Preview] No. 1511 del
Does VD have any financial interest in Gab? I thought it was just Torba.

Is this because he pointed out Nazis are part of the authoritarian left and some of the Naziboo e-celebs are Obama voters, or because other reasons?

Reader 09/12/2017 (Tue) 22:19:10 Id: 3a056d [Preview] No. 1652 del
The one and only time I'll take something from plebbit over anything else.
Wehraboo is an amazing fucking term
(also kinda accurate)

Reader 09/12/2017 (Tue) 22:23:27 Id: 3a056d [Preview] No. 1653 del
>muh boff sydes fallacy
neck yourself along with your lord and saviour sargon.
The only ones I've seen against it are 100% obvious controlled op like (((Richard Spencer))) and (((Mike Enoch)))
(and unfortunately, (((imkampfy))) and moon man, who I suspect aren't authentic but just edgy berned out lolbergs drawn to the imagery, as many of those aut-righters are.)

Reader 09/14/2017 (Thu) 06:21:27 [Preview] No. 1660 del
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Already commented on this:

tl;dr never was about free speech

Also, GNUSocial/OStatus/postativ/Pleroma is a thing, so is Minds

>>1485 Try nntpchan.info

Reader 09/14/2017 (Thu) 14:06:18 Id: 0c9bf6 [Preview] No. 1663 del
I'll have to check Minds out, also I recommend using P2P and sharing censored commentary videos using your P2P client. The ideal solution is just to mirror the shit everywhere so if some assholes take one thing down, there will always be other ways to see it.

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