Google removes Gab app, Twitter rival for violating hate speech policy


Gab, the social network that has become popular among its users, was removed from the Google Play Store for violating Google’s hate speech policy. Gab app, describes itself as “an ad-free social network for creators who believe in free speech. The site which launched last year attracts globally many users who are prohibited accessing social sites like Twitter, Facebook.

Gab App

In a statement, Google said that social networking apps on the Play Store “need to demonstrate a sufficient level of moderation, including for content that encourages violence and advocates hate against groups of people” and that this rule is “clearly stated” in its developer policies. It added that developers can appeal their app’s suspension if they address the issue.


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