Thursday's HOT MIC

Thursday's HOT MIC

Is Gab (a Twitter alternative) "cucking out"? Via Right Richter:

One of the controversial users who's landed on Gab is Andrew Anglin, the founder of the Daily Stormer, a racist, anti-Semitic site popular with white supremacists. Since Charlottesville, Anglin has found his site bounced around the internet after being banned from several hosting and cyberprotection services.

Anglin is welcome on Gab, though — or at least he was. Over the weekend, Anglin posted a meme of Charlottesville murder victim Heather Heyer that compared a picture of her before her death with another picture of her getting killed. The caption: "Tinder: Expectation vs Reality" brought a comment on Heyer's weight.

That was apparently too much for Gab, which pulled Anglin's post (You can still see the meme here).. That set off accusations that Gab was at last "cucking out" just like more mainstream Silicon Valley social media, as well as new anger on the far right. If even Gab would censor them, they thought, what hope did they have on the internet?

Since pulling Anglin's post, Torba has claimed that he was pressured to take the image down by their domain registrar. Torba says he plans to find a new registrar that will be friendlier to posts like Anglin's, but the flap has created new distrust between the far-right and their premiere online refuge.

This will be interesting to watch.