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Gab Boss Quits Social Media Site Over Synagogue Shooting Hate

The chief technology officer of Gab.com, the site the alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter used to express anti-Semitic views, stepped down from his role Sunday.

“The attacks from the American press have been relentless for two years now and have taken a toll on me personally. I wish Gab nothing but the best and will do everything I can to help them transition to a new CTO,” wrote Ekrem Büyükkaya online.

Gab launched in 2016 as a “free-speech” alternative to Twitter, according to Reuters. It is a space commonly visited by alt-right activists and white nationalists whose views have been banned from other platforms.

Gab said on Sunday it was “working around the clock” to stay online after being cut off by payment processors and forced to switch web hosts.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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