Microsoft Threatened to Stop Hosting Social Networking Website “Gab” Over Anti-Semitic Posts


San Francisco: Gab, a US-based social network of choice for the far right, is facing suspension of hosting services from Microsoft over two anti-Semitic posts, the media reported. “Gab’s hosting provider, Microsoft Azure, has given us 48 hours to take action on two posts, or they will pull our service and Gab will go down for weeks/months,” Gab Founder Andrew Torba said in a post on Thursday. According to an email, attached by Torba, the posts violate Microsoft policy. The named posts were written by Patrick Little, a Senate candidate who was ejected from a GOP convention in May for anti-Semitic views, The Verge reported. While pledging to remove the posts, Little described the complaint as “a violation of our rights as Americans.” (IANS)