Gab CEO Andrew Torba revealed earlier this month that Donald Trump never joined Gab because Jared Kushner “specifically had problems with people [on the site] criticizing Jewish people, and Zionism, and policies related to Israel.”
“I mean, that’s specifically what I was told, is ‘You have to do something about these people.'” Torba said during an interview with TruNews. “He called them Jew haters, I call them Jew criticizers.”
Torba said his refusal to “sell out” and “compromise on Gab’s free speech policies” was a deal-breaker for Kushner and Trump’s handlers which kept him from joining the site.
“Some of these people believe that anyone who criticizes or even has remotely any sort of criticism towards Jewish people or towards Israel or towards international policy, is all of a sudden an anti-Semite right, which is totally absurd on its face,” Torba continued.
“We’re a content-neutral platform. It’s a free speech platform,” Torba said. “So as long as you’re not saying anything illegal, as long as you’re not making threats of violence, you’re allowed to speak your mind and have an opinion about things.”
Many people have asked, “Why isn’t Trump on Gab?”— TruNews™ (@TruNews) June 8, 2021
Here’s why – The Kushner administration would not allow Trump to use GAB unless Andrew Torba banned users who criticized Israel.https://t.co/rehhcgH0Kv pic.twitter.com/WeqsbnZ9Mj