Robert Bowers found support on Gab’s social media platform where he shared his hatred of Jews with other like-minded haters.
Gab is not the only platform that claims to support freedom of speech when the speech is violent, supportive of white supremacy and directs hatred and anger toward non-white groups. There is also Minds.com. I checked out both platforms a few months ago. Thought they might present an opportunity to reach across the aisle and understand the other side. After less than one week I erased my profile on Minds.com. I found both platforms firmly dedicated to spreading lies, misinformation, and half-truths as well as inciting anger and violence. Infowars, FoxNews, Breitbart and other popular far-right extremist groups and organizations have large followings on both platforms. The platforms gave me insight into future talking points or conspiracy theories by the far right. There is nothing but raw anger and hatred for non-whites oozing from Gab and Minds platforms. Surprisingly, both sites had large Asian followings, not sure if the accounts were real or fake.
Had Bowers not committed a crime against Jews, his profile would still be up and his hateful comments trending with likes and disgusting supportive racist responses. Gab’s CEO and founder, Andrew Torba, is full of shit. Gab caters to people like Robert Bowers as they are the foundation of the platform. They are also the people who are the most avid and vocal Trump supporters.
Read the HuffPost article to find out more Gab’s CEO Says Pittsburgh Suspect Doesn’t Represent The Site. But He Spent Years Recruiting Racists Like Him.