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The following anonymous report was originally posted to Puget Sound Anarchists.
Earlier this weekend we paid a visit to the neighborhood of Robert Monster, head of epik.com, the company that recently decided to pick up hosting for GAB. For those who don’t know, Gab is a favored platform for white supremacists, white nationalists, unaffiliated racists, and a general fascist milieu. You can find the likes of Patrick Little and Jack Corbin regularly spewing vile hate speech, attacking marginalized groups and doxxing antifascists.
Is Gab even really moderated?
The first pedo account was started back in August of 2017. The "childlove" account has been up since September, apparently.
I don't think you can blame this stuff on new accounts and sabotage: pic.twitter.com/VK5SMZj4of
— Michael Edison Hayden (@MichaelEHayden) November 5, 2018
Gab lost it’s domain when it was found that the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooter was a regular user of it’s services. Then in steps Rob Monster, the uber-wealthy white man giving praise to Gabs founder and offering to host the failing company. He brought a platform for hate not only back into the media spotlight but back from economic ruin and he should be held accountable.
The guy they grabbed was perpetually talking about murdering innocent black people and @getongab let him run wild with it.
This was DC Bowlgang's *pinned post* on Gab for over half a year. pic.twitter.com/8MtDE9HiEv
— Michael Edison Hayden (@MichaelEHayden) November 13, 2018
People like Monster should not be able to move through the world unknown, their complicity in white supremacy must be made known. So we anonymously distributed flyers to his Sammamish, WA neighborhood that gave examples of the kind of vile content that can be found on gab and making it known that someone in their community was responsible for such a platform existing.
Suspected #Pittsburgh shooter shown here on "Gab" talking to "Jack Corbin," who in recent months has worked with far-Right websites to doxx antifascists opposed to the violence and murder Corbin promotes and #PittsburghSynagogue killer carried out. (H/T @socialistdogmom) pic.twitter.com/RRKddboCPe
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) October 27, 2018
It was a small and easy thing we did in solidarity with the week of action on this 80th anniversary of kristallnacht. Our love and solidarity goes out to all survivors of right wing violence and to those we have lost.
For a future without fascists and the state that creates them.
For anti-fascism and anarchy.