An email from the social-media site Gab.com:
Gab.com operates on one rule: if political speech is legal in the United States, that speech is allowed on Gab.com.
Companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Netflix, Patreon, Square, and Stripe disagree with this proposition, and believe not only that it is morally correct to dictate to Internet users what opinions we are and are not allowed to hold, but that it is morally correct to deplatform any company that disagrees with the California consensus, and actively suppress opinions, as well as the people who express them, where their users’ beliefs don’t accord with corporate interests.
As a result, Netflix now pulls comedy shows that offend Saudi monarchs, Twitter removes content of journalists and human rights activists in Pakistan, and Patreon kicks off conservatives and libertarians in the United States.
There’s no mention of Facebook, which may be because everyone knows Facebook is a gun for hire, or because FB is overwhelmingly populated by bots.
That said, the one person I support via Patreon will continue to collect her minuscule stipend from me; I figure she needs the money more than I need to make some ephemeral political point.