Donald Trump may be facing a public purge of unprecedented proportions this week, but there are some within the digital realm who are looking to keep the Commander in Chief from becoming completely canceled.
Facebook and YouTube have shut Trump’s outlets down at least until after Joe Biden’s inauguration, (and maybe longer). NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is canceling contract with the Trump organization that could cost the group $17 million annually. Deutsche Bank and others are shutting down his accounts and refusing to lend him any more money.
Twitter, which was undoubtedly revolutionized by Donald Trump’s use of the platform, has banned him permanently, and even went so far as to limit official government accounts that he may have had access to.
Parler, a free-speech-centric social media platform was yanked offline by big-tech-aligned hosting services as well, culling conservative viewpoints from the online space in an effort to prevent further political violence.
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But now Gab, a lesser-known social media site, has come into the conversation with a bold move.
Gab CEO completely backed up President Trump’s Twitter account before it was deleted and recreated him on Gab.
What’s even more impressive is he did this while traffic was up 700% and under attack from leftists. Gab is currently having servers upgraded to handle the large influx in traffic but we’re told it should stabilize soon.
President Trump’s new account: https://gab.com/realdonaldtrump
Gab isn’t all that easily accessible, however, having already been banned from the Apple and Google app stores.
The site won’t be taken offline unceremoniously, a la Parler, however. Gab owns its own server hardware and is not relying on Amazon Web Services or other cloud-based computing platforms.
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