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Editorial | Gab back online: a public safety hazard

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By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 29, 2018

Gab was taken down last month after it’s ties to the Tree of Life gunman were revealed to the world — but it’s back up as of this weekend, which should alarm anyone who cares about public safety.

Gab: a dangerous haven for white supremacists

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By Neena Hagen, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 31, 2018

Gab, a fringe social media site frequented by Tree of Life shooter Robert Bowers, was taken down on Saturday — a great first step towards eradicating hate on the internet.

Gab: Its history and influence in the Tree of Life shooting

The Tree of Life shooting suspect used Gab, an extremist-friendly social media platform, to voice his anti-Semitic views. By Sunday night, Gab was no longer accessible as its host, GoDaddy, took the site offline.

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

Shortly before entering the Tree of Life congregation in Squirrel Hill, Robert Bowers, a Baldwin resident and Saturday’s shooting suspect, posted a message on social media site Gab that said, “I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics. I'm going in.” As details of the massacre unfolded, more anti-Semitic messages that Bowers had posted on his Ga...

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