The Texas Tribune reports:
A fight has broken out among Texas Republicans over Gab, the embattled social network favored by the far right.
The state GOP made clear Thursday it would not delete its Gab account after vice chair Cat Parks called on it to do so two days earlier — and got backup from Gov. Greg Abbott, who said “anti-Semitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas.”
That sparked fierce criticism from the company — and new questions from fellow some Republicans about Abbott’s own commitment to fighting perceived censorship by social media giants.
Read the full article. Photo: Texas GOP chair Allen West.
Texas Republicans are fighting over whether to use Gab, a social network favored by the far right that has become a haven for neo-Nazis and other extremists.https://t.co/PHenkYFTUI
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) March 12, 2021
The RPT will always fight censorship. We support the 1st Amendment, including free speech platforms & VC @CatParksTX‘s right to criticize such. TexasGOP has no plan to deplatform from any of our social media accounts. The 1st Amendment still shines brightly in the Lone Star State pic.twitter.com/mDsEb5hCYa
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) March 11, 2021
So… you’ve decided to stop censoring the @LogCabinTexas from having a booth at your convention?
— Dave Smith (@SemperLibertas) March 12, 2021