Gab wasn’t simply deplatformed, their payment processor cut off access to the funds being sent to them . And if they find another hosting site, that site might find itself cut off from the internet backbone with as little warning or due process.
Not an individual battle, not a police action, but it’s now a full blown war…
Two alternative crowdfunding sites and one YouTube alternative start-up were effectively shuttered over the weekend by Stripe, a payment processing company. Freestartr, a free speech answer to Patreon, where conservatives like Laura Southern have been discriminated against; Bitchute, a YouTube alternative that grew to popularity after YouTube deleted or demonetized conservative channels; and MakerSupport, a fundraising platform also in competition with Patreon, were all affected. All of these platforms are very clear about staying neutral and allowing all speech on their platforms regardless of politics. The MakerSupport website reads, “MakerSupport is a platform for creators, by creators. Finally, crowdfunding is simple! We believe that creators of all stripes should be able to earn a living doing what they love.” Each alternative site is dedicated to providing space for anyone.“This canceling of our business was done for political reasons by Edwin Wee, a Democratic political operative turned Stripe employee, and it exposes the libertarian lie that one can simply just go and create a competitor if one dislikes Silicon Valley ventures…
The owner of Bitchute was labeled a “Nazi”, as the ‘justification’ for shutting down his company. Which is rich, he is one of the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center’s largest donors.
The picture in case after case is similar; Conservative or Right Wing sites of any type being shut down or hobbled by Far-Left controlled companies or operatives.
The push is on the week before the Midterms to shut down the free expression and alternate platforms on the right, only on the right. They start with a few, but if they can get away with it they’ll go after them all.
This post will stay at the top until Gab is back in action. I will add or edit it as more facts become available.