Gab’s legal team is flooded with correspondence from Germany. The authorities are utterly concerned about evil speech giving rise to Polit-Satan – coincidentally – shortly before the upcoming general election. CEO Andrew Torba wrote an email to his subscribers contemplating whether fight or flight is the right reaction. Should Gab block German IPs? Or should all those fines and legal threats go straight into the trash bin where all those spam fake invoices go?
Facebook has removed a whopping 150 accounts because of medical misinformation, hate, an odd violence claim, conspiracy theory, and, of course, for conspiring to do all of this in coordination.
Misspoke: I didn’t want to say more than 100 subscribers, but 100,000.subscribers.
Example reports for the brawl yesterday:
Reuters reports that social media platform Facebook recently promised to tighten the rules and safeguard surrounding political advertisements on the site; this is apparently being done in order to reign in foreign influence in elections ahead of European elections this year. Facebook’s recently-appointed Head of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, told a news conference: “We will require those wanting to run political and issue ads to be authorized, and we will display a ‘paid for by’ disclaimer on those ads.”
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