Square Cash Insiders Reveal The Block On Gab’s Accounts Will Stay, Didn’t Reauthorize The Social Network
Square Cash’s Insiders Reveal That They Will Continue To Block Gab’s Accounts As The App Didn’t Reauthorize The Social Network
Founded in 2016, Gab is a social network which presents itself as a haven for uncensored speech online. It has risen to notoriety due to a perception that it serves as an “echo chamber” for “extremist,” alt- or far-right views — many of whose proponents have allegedly been banned from networks such as Twitter and Facebook on the grounds of their alleged violations of these platforms’ rules on hate speech.
They target a user base of libertarian, nationalist, populist or conservative leanings — or anyone who dissents from the content filtration, anti-disinformation, and data harvesting measures enforced by mainstream platforms, or “Big Tech.” The Gab app has notably been banned both by the Apple and Google App stores.
On January 5, the Gab team said the accounts of both Gab and Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab, were closed by Coinbase. Just a few hours before this issue, Gab.com wrote a tweet saying that the next phase of financial censorship as people move to bitcoin is censoring exchanges. According to the social network, if companies continue to censor individuals, the will keep moving towards Bitcoin (BTC). Gab.com has also expressed its support for decentralized exchanges that run without a centralized authority.
They then announced that Square Cash App will allow transactions after Coinbase censorship.
Square, the $26.5 billion payments giant operated by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, would have also found difficulties in providing Bitcoin support to Gab. Breakermag has revealed that they have a source within the company who confirms that all known Gab accounts have been deactivated and the company has no plans to reactivate it.
They even went as far to say that any new account will be pro-actively found and deleted. It increasingly looks like Gab and Torba’s aforementioned Tweet was nothing more than a PR stunt.