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To: SunkenCiv

Not yet but soon

7 posted on 10/31/2018 7:53:52 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 2)
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To: thoughtomator

keep in mind Brazil’s Bolsonaro supporters had to migrate to Gab, when they were banned from WhattsApp. all the censorship going on is meant to shut down conservatives:

20 Oct: Bloomberg: WhatsApp Bans More Than 100,000 Accounts in Brazil Election
By Sarah Frier and Giulia Camillo; With assistance by David Biller
WhatsApp banned hundreds of thousands of accounts in Brazil as the Facebook Inc. messaging service struggles to contain spam, misinformation and political shenanigans ahead of a runoff election in Latin America’s largest country...

Facebook set up a “war room” to stem the tide of hate speech, false information and other damaging content during Brazil’s election this month, marking a test for the social network ahead of the November midterm elections in the U.S...
Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter that his opponent’s party “isn’t being damaged by fake news, but rather by the TRUTH.” ...

30 Oct: ABC Australia: What’s the story behind Gab, the favoured platform of the US alt-right?
The Signal By Stephen Smiley and Angela Lavoipierre
And there are also other communities — for instance, there was an incident recently where there was something going on with Brazilian social media so a lot of Brazilians set up accounts on Gab.
(Will Sommers, The Daily Beast) “So essentially, communities that have sort of been exiled from other social media platforms end up on Gab.”...

also remember:

18 Oct: The Hill: Citing hate speech, Google suspends social media site favored by alt-right from app store
By Harper Neidig
Gab made the announcement in a tweet on Thursday night.

TWEET: Breaking news: Google has removed Gab’s Android app from the Google Play Store for “hate speech.”
— Gab (@getongab) August 17, 2017

The site has attracted right-wing internet celebrities who have been banned by Twitter, like former Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos, and those who believe mainstream social media sites are suppressing conservative viewpoints...

But Gab spokesman Utsav Sanduja said that the company thinks the move may be related to its criticisms of Google in recent weeks over the firing of James Damore, a programmer who wrote a divisive internal memo on the tech industry’s workforce gender disparity.
“We suspect that this is a form of reprisal from Google,” Sanduja said in a phone interview.
Gab has been on the Google Play store for months, so it’s concerning that it is just now being booted off, Sanduja said. He also noted that their app has been rejected from the Apple store nine times because of that company’s hate speech policy.
“It’s not like Google didn’t know that Apple rejected us for these reasons,” he said. “So they allowed us because they knew that we were following the rules.”...
A spokeswoman for Google was not immediately able to comment...

8 posted on 10/31/2018 8:00:21 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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