Founder of Gab, Used for Hate Speech, Vows to Keep Site Alive

Before Robert Bowers allegedly opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue, few had heard of, the two-year-old social-media site where he apparently posted anti-Semitic and Holocaust-denying messages. Now it is at the center of a renewed debate over what online platforms can and should do to act on hate speech, with the site’s founder pledging that it won’t be sidelined. “Gab is not going anywhere,” said Andrew Torba, Gab’s founder, in a post on Gab. “I don’t care what we have to do, I don’t care what it takes.”