QAnon migrates to Gab

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2021/01/13/qanon-migrates-to-gab.html

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dumb question: Epik hosts these deplorables. Who provides Epik’s connection to the backbone? If they’re in the US, I assume Amazon/Google wouldn’t let them use their services now… I can only assume they’re using a non-US host (Russian, as a guess). Anyone know?

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Epik, spelled with a K.

I wonder who’s financially benefiting from their tolerance of hate-mongering?

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Is anyone monitoring Craigslist for Nazi missed connections? I’m really dreading that they’ll end up there next.

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If Gab goes down like Parler did would be a real shame. Might make the remaining platforms rethink their policies allowing this cancer in the front door.

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An influx of Parlor users might actually improve the quality of discussion at Gab, if only slightly. It’s basically a chat board for people who think /b/ isn’t quite racist enough.

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:nauseated_face: :face_vomiting:

Well should be interesting to see how they handle the increase in traffic as the rats pile on and the LE and Media start monitoring what is being posted.

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EPIK is an internet registrar; all registrars are accreditted by ICANN.

They’re headquartered in Washington state and no company has to give them access to anything for them to assign domains

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I guess they decided adding two more would be too obvious.

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I just want to point out that the founder of Epik is a guy named “Rob Monster” according to Wikipedia. The universe is officially just bad at satire.

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Epik also provides shared web hosting and dedicated servers. In the case of Gab, I believe they are hosted on Epik’s servers (Based on their press releases, I have not verified this myself).

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I recall a couple of years ago referring to Gab as ‘Nazi Twitter’ on, I think a Hacker News discussion, and Torba hisself responded being offended by that.

Good luck with that now, dude.

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So… “oh no, the bad guys are on insert snappy app name here(have we run out of snappy names yet?)

It’s whack-a-mole meets Groundhog day on the cyber-tubes…

Let’s be grateful that these groups’ own technical incompetence and organizational chaos keeps them in public view. If I was the XYZ agency (pick your fave) I’d have my venture cap front company busy starting up honey pot chat apps as fast as I could get them out to Google Play…

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“You were carrying the lectern, I had the zip-ties. Our eyes met across the Gallery. I think we were feeling the same thing. Coffee sometime?”

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What, no more Parler?! Quick! Get me to the shittiest place on the whole wide internet!

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Missed connections

Me: fat, 5’4" shaved head, beard, iron cross tattoo on my temple, wore a sons of anarchy hoodie and a trump campaign cape.

You: Fe-male weeping from absolute police brutality of being shoved out of a building and pepper sprayed for attempting your right to assemble in the capitol.

I locked eyes with you across the national mall and knew fate would bring us together again. After I post bail.

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I attempted to look at the Gab ToS, but their website seems to be hampered by, I guess, itself. Anyway, anyone want to take bets that it reads about the same as every other social media ToS document out there? In other words, the “freedom” Gab offers probably…isn’t.

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Gab is using self-hosted DDoS mitigation.

Cloudflare and google won’t touch them.

Looks like they basically are so shit the guys who run infrastructure for revenge porn sites find them distasteful.

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Or beer… and sausages?

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more like Epikkk

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