About a week ago I wrote “A Heretic’s Guide To Deplatforming” over on the easyDNS blog (my main business). It was in response to the widespread deplatforming of Gab.ai in the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting spree, in which the perpetrator posted on the social media platform before carrying out the brutal attack. The post rocketed to the first page of Hackernews (despite being flagged as inappropriate by some SJWs there) and was run on Zerohedge.
The TL,TR on that article:
While I still believe that every company has the right to kick anybody off their platform, it ultimately undermines their long term interests to do so in the manner they did to Gab.
The ramifications of the Gab deplatforming rattled me, especially the part where Stripe and Paypal both terminated their relationships with them, cutting off their financial lifeblood. Read on