Gab.com, the social network on which the alleged mass murderer of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Robert Bowers expressed his anti-Semitic views, resumed Sunday night after being offline for a week while searching for another registrar to host his domain name ,
After hearing that Bowers had left viral anti-Semitic bids on Gab.com before the deadly shots on the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27 killed eleven dead and five, GoDaddy Inc. asked Website to switch to another registrar.
Hosting company Joyent Inc. and payment processors PayPal Holdings Inc. and Stripe Inc. are discontinuing their services.
Gab.com, which was supported by the alleged mass murderer of the Pittsburgh synagogue Robert Bowers' favored social network, was online again on Sunday after a weeklong break
Gab.com announced his return with this tweet on Sunday
Domain registrar and host Epik, headquartered in Seattle, said in a lengthy blog post in which he called Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin's names on Saturday that he had agreed to host the site ,
"For the occasional observer, the Gab.com case seems to be something new," writes Robert Monster, founder and CEO of Epik.com. It's not. It is history that repeats itself.
"Although there are consequences for action, there is also the proverbial danger of expelling the baby with the bath water. I hope for all of us that Gab.com is wise and uses his freedom to improve most people and enlighten everyone. "
Bowers, 46, did not plead guilty to killing eleven people and injuring five others on October 27
Gab.com was back online shortly after 5pm, describing itself as "a social network committed to freedom of expression, the freedom of individuals, and the flow of information on the Internet."
Bowers has not pleaded guilty to all 44 charges against him in connection with the massacre at the synagogue, which unleashed the worst attack on the Jewish community in the United States in the history of the country.
Two hours before Bowers allegedly burst into the Tree of Life Temple and opened fire during a Shabbat service, he posted on Gab.com the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a non-profit organization that helps refugees to the United States pull.
"HIAS likes to bring in intruders who kill our people. I can not sit and watch my people being slaughtered. Fuck your look, I'm going in, "wrote Bowers, who is white.
Gab was founded in August 2016 by a right-wing programmer, Andrew Torba, who complained of "an ultra-PC culture" in which "great online communication platforms and social networks censor dissenting opinions and ideas."
Torba promised users "to speak freely without fear of being suspended for any unknown reason."
The site sees itself as a free alternative to the more controlled Twitter services and is a popular meeting place for old-right whites, supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Milo Yiannopoulos, the former Breitbart journalist; Andrew Anglin, founder of the neo-Nazi publication Daily Stormer; Richard Spencer, a well-known white suprematist, and InfoWars founder Alex Jones.
Gab.com stated in a statement that when the company learned of the suspect's profile on its website, it acted "swiftly and proactively" to immediately contact law enforcement.
Two hours before Bowers burst into the Tree of Life Temple and opened the fire during a Shabbat service, he published the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society on Gab.com
A man takes a moment at each of the Star of David memorials with the names of the eleven people who were killed two days after a mass shooting in Pittsburgh in the "Tree of Life" synagogue
The CEO of the social media platform released this statement, which distanced his site from Bowers in the wake of the killing
The social media platform secured Bowers' user data, blocked the account, and informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the company's data.
"Gab clearly contradicts and condemns all terrorist and violent acts," the company said.
Founded in 2016 by programmer Andrew Torba (pictured), Gab.com is considered an alternative to the more controlled Twitter services
An archive of Bower Gab posts since joining the site in January showed an angry, anti-Semitic man who shared the following messages: "Daily Reminder: Diversity means chasing the last white man."
Utsav Sanduja, Gab's former chief operating officer, said the company and its mission would survive "guilt through unification" and gather more funds through cryptocurrencies to circumvent technology companies.
"We created Gab to release steam so as not to kill. That was not our intention, "he said.
Gab raised $ 1 million through crowdfunding last year, but recorded a loss of $ 201,704, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Microsoft Corp. said in an email that Gabs accounts on its Azure cloud computing platform were shut down last month.
Defiant: Gab.com spoke to the media after his comeback in this strongly worded tweet
Google's app stores and Apple Inc.'s Alphabet Inc. blocked gab, blocking access to new users.
After resuming operations on Sunday, Gab.com tweeted what he called the statement to the media: "They failed. We are online again. We are getting stronger by the hour. Free speech lives at http://Gab.com. This is only the beginning. May God be merciful to you for what you did in the last week. Peace, love and prayers. "