Wuck You, FaPo!

Free speech is awesome.  That is all.

OK, that is not all.

You will find a LOT of it here.  Not total – we are an ASSOCIATION within the larger right to free speech, and as part of freedom of speech, we are free to tell our shiftless junkie artiste trustafarian (love that one – ht/Tonawanda) communist minders to LEAVE US ALONE. 

But, because I’m a free speech extremist, and AMERICA FIRST, I try to allow a LOT OF FREEDOM.  Except to hoaxing communist trolls who try to get us kicked off WordPress.

Anyway, Gab is always eloquent in talking back to Eurosocialism, and today is no exception.

Apparently, John O. Brenzhnev and his blog run by Minion McMinionface don’t like Gab.

BOO-FRIGGIN’-HOO.

https://twitter.com/getongab/status/1068292401746214912

Here it is, in text:

Everyone,

It is with some exasperation that the team at Gab issues this brief statement on today’s article in the Washington Post about our company, which mischaracterizes both our mission and what it means to have a right to freedom of speech, online or anywhere else. 

Gab.com operates according to one principal rule: if speech is allowed under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and our User Guidelines, it is allowed on our site. This is because, per Sir Stephen Sedley in the seminal English free speech case DPP v. Redmond-Bate, “freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having.” 

On a daily basis, our company uses the protection afforded by the First Amendment, federal data privacy law, and American global hegemony to provide a utility for users all over the world, wheresoever they might be, to publish their innermost thoughts and engage in open dialogue without fear of recrimination from unfriendly and repressive governments. Put another way, we structure our affairs to afford all our users the full measure of due process rights available in the United States. 

As a result, Gab is now the fastest-growing social media platform in the world. We have acquired nearly a million users and new Gabbers are joining the site at a rate of nearly 100,000 a month from across the planet. 

One unintended consequence of our moderation policy is that Gab has attracted, shall we say, a colorful user base. Most if not all of the team, from the CEO down to our external contractors and service providers, can find an enormous amount of content on the site which we each find morally or politically objectionable, even personally hateful. 

However, we understand that adopting a moderation policy that mirrors the First Amendment will result in users of our site expressing views with which we disagree, including “the thought that we hate.” See Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017). We do not, unlike virtually every other social media company in existence, think we have any right to try to change what our users think. 

The WaPo piece strongly implies that Gab’s provisioning of a forum for this speech runs the risk of encouraging expression “(escalating) from online speech to real-world action.” We dissent. Hateful speech may be found on every platform with millions of users, including Twitter and Facebook; Gab is not alone in this regard. 

Furthermore, we actively monitor the site for speech that crosses the line from the merely outrageous into the truly threatening or unlawful. Where criminal activity is brought to our attention, we act swiftly to curtail it and, where possible, cooperate with law enforcement to ensure our users’ safety – real, physical, safety, not wishy-washy millennial “safe space” safety – is secured.

When one creates a space where controversial speech is permitted, controversial speech should be expected. This is only news for anyone who doesn’t understand what “free speech” actually means. And today, Gab stands as the largest social network in the world that willing to take the heat involved in standing by this oldest and most classically liberal principle of liberal democracy. 

Much has been made recently of social media companies’ moderation policies seeking to strike balances between civility and liberty. Civility-oriented moderation strategies are referred to as the “European tradition” and liberty-oriented strategies are referred to as the “American tradition.” 

We follow the American tradition to the letter. We will continue to do so as long as the company exists. 


Yours sincerely
Gab.com

Here are the images shown on Twitter:

And here is Ann Coulter (now also on Gab) reminding us we great it is that we don’t have to pay Cue-ball McEvil and his CIA henchmen to see their communist slime on Pravda – I mean WaPo.

Kinda funny – I was hoping for the big names to move into Gab.  Now us punks are getting gentrified out of it, out into the WordPress sticks.

Oh, well – it’s peaceful here! 😉

Cheers, and may you speak freely!

W

Yes, we are indeed free to say “PRESIDENT TRUMP”!

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Spab

“Kinda funny – I was hoping for the big names to move into Gab. Now us punks are getting gentrified out of it, out into the WordPress sticks.”
W, could expand on that comment. I do not know the context about being gentrified out of GAB. I would appreciate your further efforts to revise and extend, as our Congressmen say.

Spab

I too was one of those early arrivals on Gab. As you remember in the early days you had to be invited to join because of their limited bandwidth. I was one of the early lottery winners that got an invite. Even so I did not visit often and seldom posted comments. It has been many months since my last visit. That last visit was something of an eye opener. The tone of the site was much cruder. Civility was an early casualty of its increasing popularity. I think there was a book written about the madness of crowds.

sunnydaysall

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. ~Thomas Jeffersoncomment image

Deplorable Patriot

[snort]
If they start playing salsa music when one opens their site, absolutely.

sunnydaysall

I hear ya, wolfmoon1776!!comment image

singularZoe

Lol.

Linda

Which is exactly what the cabal wants. And all those useful idiots helping them will be next in line.

wheatietoo

Since I don’t read WaPo, I’m guessing that their article about Gab blathered on about the ‘objectionable’ stuff that gets posted there?
I think a lot of that stuff is posted to “blacken” Gab…just to make it look like a ‘racist site’/’anti-semitic site’/’white supremist site’, etc.

wheatietoo

Perhaps Gab will start doing a ‘notation’ on the objectionable stuff…
As a way to protect themselves…while still allowing free speech.
Similar to the way you allowed that ‘death threat’ post to stand, but posted an objection to it.
When free speech is being used as a weapon to destroy your platform…there has to be a way to protect yourself, while still allowing free speech.
Maybe Gab could come up with a little ‘icon’ that only they can use…and put it on the posts that they find are objectionable?

Spab

Over at Minds.com their official policy is that if it is legal under US law then it can be posted on Minds.com. I would think that is about as lenient as any site needs to be. I know that 8chan is so infested with anti-Semitic posts and very questionable sexual material as to have driven me off, even though I was extremely interested in the QAnon material. I guess some people’s sense of social responsibility is very different than mine.

wheatietoo

Oh, there is some very nasty stuff that is posted on the 8chan Qresearch site.
Verrry nasty.
I just scroll on past it…to glean through the good research postings.
I think the shills post the repulsive stuff to make people flee from it in disgust.
And also…to tar the site so that it can be ‘dismissed’ as an anti-semitic/racist/porno site.
The Anons have pissed off a lot of powerful people, people who would love to shut down that site.
But they can’t.
So they are trying to taint it.

prairie123

I hadn’t thought about it that way before. I’ve never posted there, but used to scour the boards for any useful piece of info to try to gain understanding. But more and more it’s pretty murky over there. I will never understand why people think anti-semitic thinking is acceptable (and all racism really). I suppose people post what ever they want when they are anonymous. In any case, it could be sabotage, I just hadn’t thought of that! Also, I have found other sources/sites that I trust so I don’t have to venture too often on 8-Chan.
Thanks for your insight!

sunnydaysall

I have a Gab account but it seems that with this last shutdown by google, I have not been able to log into my account! I fear that this shutdown may have allowed the CIA and it’s many trolls and minions to hunker down and set up ambushes for anyone expressing their first amendment rights on the site! 🙁
And is it just me or does there seem to be this dire need by the treasonist, communist, deep state to take control of the masses?? I can see it! It is all over the web now!! With the new mass surveillance/credit programs taking hold in China and possibly Europe now, it seems that the deep state is in a panic!! Maybe I guess they feel they have fallen behind in corraling the American public, who, for the most part, has awakened… and the DS is having a dickens of a time getting around that pesky US Constitution since Trump won the presidency and Q has been educating the Patriots!! WWG1WGA
I worry about our President’s safety… more now than I ever have in the past. Just seeing the photo from Q with the crosshair on the back of POTUS’s head, and the red laser spots on his face and shoulder… I do have a bad feeling about all this. Also, just a short while before the laser incident, Brennan sent out a cryptic threat to POTUS!! I have heard all sorts of excuses and apologies from the news media for the incidents I mentioned, but they wanted to send a message to POTUS45 and to his supporters as well. We are not dumb…
So on top of all these threats, POTUS45 is going after the FED!! He says they are a bigger liability than to the US than China!! Now, all I can think of is JFK and his endeavor to take out the FED… Something big is coming! The storm is coming, and it ain’t gonna be pretty! POTUS45 and his family are in my prayers. Always, in my prayers.comment image

sunnydaysall

Sorry, I forgot to check my spelling! I type with all thumbs and they do not dance lightly across the keys… Please forgive 🙂 Thanks!

sunnydaysall

treasonous, corralling, cross-hair (Yikes! Sorry folks)!

Plain Jane

Sunnydaysall,
Didn’t even notice.
Breaking the Code: Why Yuor Barin Can Raed Tihs
https://www.livescience.com/18392-reading-jumbled-words.html
“You might not realize it, but your brain is a code-cracking machine.
For emaxlpe, it deson’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod aepapr, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm.
S1M1L4RLY, Y0UR M1ND 15 R34D1NG 7H15 4U70M471C4LLY W17H0U7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17.
Passages like these have been bouncing around the Internet for years. But how do we read them? And what do our incredibly low standards for what’s legible say about the way our brains work?
According to Marta Kutas, a cognitive neuroscientist and the director of the Center for Research in Language at the University of California, San Diego, the short answer is that no one knows why we’re so good at reading garbled nonsense. But they’ve got strong suspicions.
“My guess is that context is very, very, very important,” Kutas told Life’s Little Mysteries.”

Linda

Ha ha ha! That’s amazing, Plain Jane. I quickly read all that garble without a sweat, just as the article said. 🙂

Plain Jane

I like to think this phenomenon gives me an excuse for my spelling and typing. LOL. I can’t proof my own work.

Plain Jane

Also when one looks at first at Wolfie’s banner for this post, we all read it in the correct meaning, kinda. 🙂

Linda

Quite frankly, what really gets me about this is that I find really horribly vile objectionable stuff on Twitter every single day. Try reading all the comments to one of President Trump’s posts sometime. Just as vile, stupid, and threatening as you can find. There is also horrible anti-Semitic stuff on Twitter. ISIS posts there as well. And what everyone seems to forget is that Pittsburgh shooter also had Twitter and Facebook accounts. So if WaPo wants to put out this drivel, they are missing the biggest examples of vile on the internet.

sunnydaysall

There are also tens of thousands of “pedo” accounts on twitter as well! Not a peep from Jack about that as well…

Linda

And constant assassination threats. And let’s not forget a@@hole Peter Fonda wanting to lock Baron up with a bunch of pedophiles. Like I said, really vile stuff that never gets banned but should be. Threatening a child is not free speech.

singularZoe

Linda, so true.

SteveInCO

This is all about WaPo’s FoPa, right?