CNET: Gab, the social network used by the Pittsburgh shooting suspect, returns online

CNET: Gab, the social network used by the Pittsburgh shooting suspect, returns online. “Gab, a fringe social network used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect, resurfaced on Sunday. The site, which markets itself as a bastion of free speech amid censorship of extremists on Twitter and Facebook, was intermittently available late Sunday. Clicking on links to the site sometimes would produce error messages, but that didn’t seem to stop some of the site’s 800,000 users from posting celebratory messages, praising the company for coming back online.”

Mashable: Gab goes offline after being dumped by hosting provider

Mashable: Gab goes offline after being dumped by hosting provider. “Gab has gone offline. The self-described ‘free speech social media platform’ is taking time off the internet, after landing under the spotlight when it was discovered the suspect involved in Pittsburgh’s synagogue shooting was a poster and user on the site.”

The Verge: Microsoft threatened to drop hosting for Gab over hate speech posts

The Verge: Microsoft threatened to drop hosting for Gab over hate speech posts. “Microsoft has threatened to cease hosting services for the alt-right social network Gab over two anti-Semitic posts, according to an email published by Gab founder Andrew Torba. The email claims the posts violate Microsoft policy and requests that Gab ‘promptly take appropriate action to resolve the complaint…within two business days’ or hosting service will be suspended. If Gab is forced off Azure, Torba says service ‘will go down for weeks/months’ as the company secures a new provider.”

Ars Technica: Twitter rival Gab sues Google over app store rejection

Ars Technica: Twitter rival Gab sues Google over app store rejection. “Gab, a Twitter rival popular with the Breitbart crowd, is suing Google. The lawsuit, filed in Pennsylvania federal court on Thursday, argues that Google violated antitrust laws when it rejected Gab’s app from its Android app store.”