Last Updated on July 26, 2021
A Vice News reporter made the laughable claim that free speech website Gab is a “dark web site” during an interview with Biden regime Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas this week.
Vice’s Liz Landers made reference to “some of these dark web, um, platforms we’re seeing kind of pop up like Gab” during the interview with Mayorkas during a broader video about Vice’s gripe with Americans who hold non-leftist, non-corporate political beliefs.
“The dark web is an extraordinary challenge,” Mayorkas said. “Drawing the line between speech and the connectivity between speech and violence is not always easy, but that’s our responsibility and we do it, always guided by our constitutional principles. Our focus on the dark web is in the criminal arena.”
Gab CEO Andrew Torba responded to Lander’s bungling of the term “dark web” by writing, “Thank you Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for defending free speech and Gab against the hateful attacks of this Vice News “reporter” who wrongfully referred to Gab as the “Dark Web. As he knows, we’re not a dark web site and we regularly work with law enforcement all around the world to stop criminals with evil in their hearts, many of whom are radical left wing communists who come to Gab to start trouble in our community. The US government knows this, which is why the Homeland Security Secretary didn’t get baited by Vice’s stupid question.”
Attacks on Gab have come from both sides of the political establishment. In March, Republican governor of Texas Greg Abbott pontificated that “Anti-semitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas, and certainly do not represent Texas values.” Abbott did not provide any explanation or context as to why he made such bizarre claims about Gab, or why he seems to be obsessed with “anti-semitism.”