Here we go again. Has Big Tech taken down another conservative social media source?
Social media has been hit with another take-down, and it is another conservative favorite. Parler is still trying to get back to normal after they were recently taken down.
Gab, a ‘Free Speech Social Network’ favored by conservatives, went offline Friday night, and its Twitter account also went down (screenshots below).
“What’s going on???”
— Black Christian Patriot Watchman (@BlackPatriot77) February 19, 2021
The buzz began when tweets about Gab’s website and its associated social media account went down at about 6:30 p.m. Eastern time.
One Twitter user claimed to be on Gab just before it went down and speculated that the site was hacked as a part of a cryptocurrency scam:
https://t.co/x7wT6YbGuC appeared to be hacked around 5PM CST today as several top name accounts like Alex Jones spontaneously started asking for Bitcoin donations. Then the Twitter account was nuked. @getongab pic.twitter.com/AFxOYdOxMk
— Dr. Jane Galt (@WhoisJaneGalt) February 20, 2021
The website’s founder, Andrew Torba, has not commented on the issue. Is this another Big Tech takedown or just a maintenance issue?
Screenshots below from the Gab website and the Gab Twitter account: