Three banks have refused to do business with Gab, who is fighting for the freedom of speech, the company’s CEO Andrew Torba said, and accused the mainstream media of the attack.
The third bank to sever its relationship with the company in three weeks, Torba said on Monday. He said the banks were doing so because of “all the bad things the press has written about Gab”, he said in an interview with National File.
“We sell hats, shirts, and software license to our GabPRO service. We have a community that respects law and order. Yet we have banks and other services banning us left and right,” Torba said.
Gab was founded in 2016, but has been attacked from the start. Its popularity began to grow significantly in January after IT giants began large-scale persecution of nationalists and closed the accounts of President Donald Trump, as well as another corporate social media challenger, Parler.
The popularity also attracted accusations from the mainstream media. For example, The New York Post described Gab as “far-right”, while the mainstream media Sun and Independent in the UK called it a “paradise of extremism” and accused it of “participating in violence”.