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Gab CEO: German ‘Hate Speech’ Laws Dictating U.S. Internet Censorship

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Renowned political reporter Mike Cernovich interviewed Gab co-founder and CEO Andrew Torba today on CERNO News, and Torba dropped a bombshell.

Torba’s site Gab, an alternative social network to Twitter, was recently threatened with having their domain stolen if they did not comply with their domain registrar’s demand to remove a user’s post. According to Torba, the censorship stems from German “hate speech” laws.

“All of this is really stemming out of Germany. What’s happening is Silicon Valley, and indeed the entire internet, is allowing one foreign country, which is Germany, to dictate the rules of the internet,” said Torba. “This ‘hate speech’ law coming out of Germany, which has been now adapted by the EU, if a social network does not delete ‘hate speech’ within 24 hours, then Germany and the EU can fine them up to 54 million euros or something like this, per post!”

Torba pointed out that these laws should only be enforced in Europe, not in the U.S.

“If they want to enforce these hate speech policies, do it in Germany, do it in the EU, do it where it’s required and you’re going to get fined,” said Torba. “Don’t blanket these hate speech policies across the entirety of the internet, including the United States of America, where our citizens have the First Amendment right to be able to speak freely, and to have different opinions that maybe politically incorrect.”

Again, Torba was threatened by his domain registrar with losing his entire website if he did not comply with their draconian demand, which Torba believes is pushed by EU regulations.

“We set out to build Gab – very simple premise. Build a website that supports First Amendment protected, legally protected freedom of speech for everybody. And apparently, as you have noted, that is not possible because there are several gatekeepers, including at the domain registrar level,” said Torba. “My choice was very simple. It was, do I ask one user to remove one individual post that our domain registrar has requested, or do we lose our domain and the entire website for 260,000 plus people. To me, that decision was very clear. The post had to come down. And that’s why we were very transparent about this as well in saying this isn’t us forcing you to do this, this is the shadow hand of our domain registrar that is telling us this post needs to come down within 48 hours or your domain and your URL is going to be seized.”

Torba vowed to build entirely new web systems if that is what it takes to ensure the freedom of speech on the internet.

“If we have to rebuild the entire internet from the ground up, if we have to rebuild new domain registrars, new hosting systems, new DDOS protection systems, new payment processors that’s what we are going to do,” said Torba. “To people saying that, ‘Oh you should have just fought back against the domain registrar, you should have let them take the site down,’ I think that’s very ignorant and I don’t think that’s the best decision and I don’t think that would have been the most pragmatic business decision either, to destroy the site for over 260,000 people over one meme.”

Torba also blamed former President Obama for helping create the new culture of censorship on the internet.

“President Obama signed over ICANN to the UN. Previously ICANN was protected as a U.S. located entity by the First Amendment,” said Torba. “Now it is no longer protected by that, it is governed by these shadow figures in the UN. And who knows? Even if we do build a ‘free speech registrar’ who knows if ICANN will allow that registrar to be approved?”

Silicon Valley’s major players are also working against free speech, according to Torba, who called Apple and Google “mobile device gatekeepers.”

“Apple and Google have a duopoly on mobile device hardware but also software distribution and if you’re not allowed to participate in that free market, then that market is no longer free. And that’s we have learned, is that the market is rigged,” said Torba. “At minimum, its anti-competitive behavior, and at minimum it demonstrates that the mobile device market is another gatekeeper, if you will, to building alternative platforms, building pro-free speech anti-censorship platforms.”

Making the case that companies like Google and Apple should be regulated as public utilities like the telephone companies, which can not discriminate based on the content of speech, Torba said, “It can easily be argued that these companies, these corporations are a public utility, especially when they have two billion plus users every month.”

In addition to refusing to approve Gab on their app store, Apple refused to approve Breitbart News’s app months ago, while YouTube has been frantically removing advertisements from independent news channels, including even moderate-minded channels owned by creators like Dave Rubin and Tim Pool.

With or without government intervention, Torba predicted legal action against the anti-competitive Silicon Valley censors. “There will be antitrust suits, there will be First Amendment suits, there will be class action lawsuits,” said Torba. “We can’t allow the rules from the Germans, the rules from the EU to dictate the entire internet.”

Germany’s Angela Merkel was caught colluding with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in 2015 about censoring posts from users upset at the mass import of radical Muslim migrants.

Regarding Gab, Torba said, “We actually cite Supreme Court cases in our guidelines. In terms of content, we’re neutral. As long as you’re following the law…we don’t care what you’re saying. We want people to be able to express themselves, because I believe that free speech and open discourse and dialogue are a much better alternative to violence.

Watch the full CERNO News interview here:

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Man Behind Swastika Painting At University Of Maryland Revealed As African-American

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In a report by The Daily Caller published 10/16/2017 the outlet covered a report exposing yet another foiled hate crime hoax. Court documents stating that 52-year-old Ronald Alford Sr. was responsible for spray painting a swastika inside a residence hall at the University of Maryland in September.

At first glance, it would appear to be a malicious hate crime perpetrated by an ignorant white supremacist. The is just one problem. Alford is African American.

Fox5 reports, “University of Maryland police say 52-year-old Ronald Alford Sr. was served a criminal summons on Thursday and faces several charges including destruction of property and disturbing the operations of a school. Alford will not be allowed back on campus.”

Given the history of these kinds of incidents, had Alford not been caught, we would see front page articles in the mainstream media lambasting the rise of neo-nazism in America.

No doubt they would coincidently mention President Donald Trump and blame his ‘America First’ policies as the cause of this atrocious crime.

If you expect to see the articles on the front page now, I wouldn’t hold your breath. Hate crime hoaxes have been pushed by the media over and over again. Making an initial sensational splash before being quietly retracted once the facts come out and the incident turns out to be a staged stunt, perpetrated by an unstable social justice warrior. By the time the articles are corrected, the narrative has already been furnished.

Cernovich.com firmly believes in fighting racism and bigotry. The hoax crimes are a detriment in the efforts to actually combat these issues. They take attention away from actual hate crimes and marginalize those victimized by intolerance.

Sources:
The Daily Caller
Fox5

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Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library: Where Satanic Drag Queens Read To Children

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On Saturday, drag performer Xochi Mochi was featured as a guest reader to children as part of the Drag Queen Story Hour. Drag Queen Story Hour is a program implemented at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library in Long Beach, CA. Mochi addressed the children in a full horned headdress complete with demonic style.

The description of the event was listed as follows.

“Location: Michelle Obama Library Date: 10/14/2017 Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for a celebration of LGBTQ History Month! All ages welcome! Celebration will include: Drag Queen Story Hour featuring Xochi Mochi at 12pm, a community art hour at 1pm and an LGBTQ History Timeline Workshop starting at 2pm. Brought to you by a collaboration between the Long Beach Public Library, The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, the GSA Network and The Imperial Court of Long Beach.”

An image of Mochi reading to the children quickly went viral. Creating widespread controversy on the event, the choice of costume, and the state of our current educational system. Mochi posted an image and description on his social media page.

A very enthusiastic supporter of the event was the official Church of Satan. They Tweeted “Hail Satan” with a link to the library’s tweet. It is not surprising as the headdress worn by the event’s guest reader was dressed and made up exactly like a demon. The only logical conclusion that one can draw is that Michelle Obama supports events that encourage a satanic message and use drag queens as indoctrination props on vulnerable children.

An outspoken critic of the event is Republican Congressional candidate Omar Navarro. Navarrow is currently challenging incumbent Democrat Maxine Waters in California’s 9th District.

Navarro tweeted this in response.

This obviously calls into question the current state of our education system. When does the extreme leftist propaganda cross a line?

I am all for progress, but when did progress start being dressed as demons, endorsed by The Church Of Satan, and marketed toward infants and small children? I don’t think this question is out of the realm of reasonable discourse.

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Even Grown Men Are Now Speaking Out About The Abuse They’ve Faced At The Hands Of Hollywood Perverts

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Lately, the news cycle has been completely dominated by stories of young vulnerable women being exploited by powerful actors and moguls such as Ben Affleck and Harvey Weinstein.

But it seems that Hollywood hasn’t just been a hotbed of “casting couch” misconduct towards women. Male Hollywood celebrities are also starting to trickle forward with their own claims of, sexual assault. Actor Terry Crews came forward earlier this week claiming that a high profile Hollywood titan groped his genitals at a party. Has his story empowered other male actors to overcome the perceived stigma of male sexual assault?

Actor Terry Crews came forward earlier this week claiming that a high profile Hollywood titan groped his genitals at a party. Has his story empowered other male actors to overcome the perceived stigma of male sexual assault?

James Van Der Beek, former star of hit show “Dawson’s Creek” has come forward claiming in a series of tweets, that he was also a victim of sexual abuse. The star spoke out against Weinstein’s acts as “criminal” and “unacceptable,” and claimed that as a young actor he “had [his] ass grabbed by older, powerful men.”

This last tweet caught my attention for a different reason than the rest.

Van Der Beek made the claim that 2 individuals “were later charged (by others) & punished.” They allegedly assaulted James and he never came forward for those incidents. Could that mean that more victims are out there who are afraid to come forward?

The second point in this tweet states, “the other has since died.” Again, I raise the question – why does that matter?

Does the death of a predator negate his past crimes or give any of the victim’s justice? What about the others involved. Shouldn’t they face exposure for their crimes?

How are we supposed to confront and address the seemingly systematic sexual impropriety of an industry, when people who know information are afraid to speak out? Even after their accusers have “since died.” How do these predators hold so much power over their victims, even after death?

Cernovich.com will continue to ask these difficult questions to get to the bottom of this Hollywood sex abuse scandal and encourages anyone with information to come forward. The time has come to address the star-studded elephant in the room.

If you don’t come forward for yourself, do it for those who haven’t escaped the clutches of their abusers.

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