Gab Banned by PayPal, Stripe, Joylent After Media Blames Site For Synagogue Shooting

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by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

The free speech social network Gab was banned from PayPal, the payment service Stripe and the hosting service Joylent on Saturday after CBS News and other outlets suggested the site was to blame for the synagogue shooting.

Accused shooter Robert Bowers reportedly had an account at the site that was filled with anti-Semitic and anti-Trump posts. Gab immediately banned Bowers after the news came out, took down his profile and voluntarily gave all relevant information they had on him to the authorities to aid in their investigation.

Nonetheless, PayPal was the first to drop the ban hammer:

Though Paypal banned Gab without providing them with an explanation, they told The Verge in a statement afterwards: “The company is diligent in performing reviews and taking account actions. When a site is explicitly allowing the perpetuation of hate, violence or discriminatory intolerance, we take immediate and decisive action.”

Joylent followed next:

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