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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 06:04 PM

Inside Gab, the alt-right's social media network that is awash with antisemitism

If you thought Twitter and Facebook were awash with antisemitism, you clearly have not spent much time on Gab.com, the favoured social media platform of the extreme-right and neo-Nazis.

Over two hours of research, the JC catalogued posts accusing Jews of carrying out the September 11 terror attacks — and one which alleged that Jewish people “are in a hurry to implement a final solution on all whites”.

The site gained popular attention in October, after it emerged that Robert Bowers, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect, was a user. Minutes before the worst atrocity against Jews in American history unfolded, a post appeared on his account that ended with the chilling words: “I’m going in”.

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One particular trend, referred to as “Name the Jew”, has won popularity on the site in recent months.

Started by white supremacist Patrick Little, who recently ran for a US Senate seat in California, participants are encouraged to publicly shame Jewish people on the site. According to some reports, Gab has since expelled him.


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Reply Inside Gab, the alt-right's social media network that is awash with antisemitism (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 OP
cpamomfromtexas Jan 2019 #1
DavidDvorkin Jan 2019 #2
onethatcares Jan 2019 #3
DavidDvorkin Jan 2019 #5
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #6
DavidDvorkin Jan 2019 #7
calguy Jan 2019 #4
keithbvadu2 Jan 2019 #8

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 06:07 PM

1. Oh my goodness. These people are scary

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 06:27 PM

2. Their landing page describes them as

A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online. All are welcome.

It sounds so benign, even admirable!

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 06:44 PM

3. unless

you're Jewish, or someone that disagrees with them.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 07:02 PM

5. Yes.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 09:48 PM

6. Right?

But, as usual, hate for the Jews pops up and runs the show. It is like that old "joke" goes:

The British hate the French, who hate the Germans, who hate the Turks, who hate the Greeks, but everybody hates the Jews.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 10:11 PM

7. I wanted to look at some of the content

To see how bad it is, but you can't do that without joining.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 06:46 PM

4. I have an account at GAB

I troll them regularly. Nothing but nutjobs over there. I recommend trolling them for fun and to get a good idea of who and how trump supporters think.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:31 AM

8. Trump had to tell Breitbart to quit ragging on Jared. He is acceptable as long as he is useful.

Trump had to tell Breitbart to quit ragging on Jared. He is acceptable as long as he is useful.

Then it will become 'Blame the Jew'.

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