The representatives of the platform then informed Americans that they contacted the FBI after learning of Bowers’ involvement in the massacre.
“We then contacted the FBI and made them aware of this account and the user data in our possession. We are ready and willing to work with law enforcement to see to it that justice is served.”
Reactions to the Penalization of Gab
The penalization of Gab serves as yet another controversial matter which shares heavy ties to political leanings. While some individuals have applauded GoDaddy and PayPal for their cancellation of service, other Americans are less pleased.
Many have noted that acts of violence have occurred by users on other social media sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) which still remain active. However, the penalties taken against Gab appear rooted in the notion that the platform is a beacon for extremists and hateful individuals.
Readers of The Hill shared their thoughts about the measures taken against Gab:
“No one has to host ideology or content they despise or that alienates other customers.”