The main issue I see is this. Freedom of speech is acceptable when it is about specific groups, cultures and religions. However, when the exact same speech is made against other specific groups it is referred to as hate speech. The reason for the imbalance of rights and safeguards is directly related to the imbalance of power. The few who have power and control of the many, also control what is written about them and what is allowed to be said about them but will not quash the same said about others. In fact, they encourage it. If Gab is shut down, so should Twitter, Facebook, Google and others as there is a huge amount of hate speech on there. I am not supporting Gab, I have never used them or heard of them until a few days ago. But what I AM saying is that I oppose the fact that there are rules in place that do not apply to everybody. Either have 1 rule for all or no rules at all! Maybe this was what gab was doing -- having no rules at all, a level playing field. Anyway, I haven't been on the platform so it is hard for me to judge for myself how bad it was on there. I would love to see power diffused from the monopolistic organisations who control what we can see, read and say (basically learn and think for ourselves) and instead redistributed to everybody. I believe the blockchain could be the key to freedom for all.