A Look At Gab, The ‘Free Speech’ Social Site Where Synagogue Shooting Suspect Posted : NPR

The website where the synagogue shooting suspect posted anti-Semitic messages has served as a home for the far-right online in Gab’s quest to have few restrictions on speech.

The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue was reported to be a user of Gab, a small social networking site that prides itself on providing a platform for free speech — but has become a gathering point for far-right users.

An account linked to Robert Bowers, the 46-year-old Pittsburgh resident, wrote on Gab Saturday morning: “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.” HIAS is the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a Jewish nonprofit group that has the goal of helping refugees.

Source: A Look At Gab, The ‘Free Speech’ Social Site Where Synagogue Shooting Suspect Posted : NPR

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