Pittsburgh Shooting: Gab Complains About 'Anti-White Hate' After Being Called Out for Robert Bowers's Anti-Semitic Posts

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Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The alleged shooter Robert Bowers posted a strong of anti-Semitic messages on social media platform Gab. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Social media platform Gab lashed out Saturday after being called out for a raft of anti-Semitic messages that were posted by the alleged suspect behind a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Gab has long been criticized for allowing hate speech to fester on its site as white nationalists have increasingly been banned from other social media platforms.

"Unlike Twitter, we take action against terrorists," the official Gab Twitter account tweeted in response to a question from a Buzzed News reporter about the social media platform's response to the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting suspect being named as Robert Bowers.

The post continued: "Secondly, we are working with the FBI directly and they have our full cooperation to see to it that justice is served. Now tell us what you think about the anti-white hate tweeted by Buzzfeed employees constantly."

The account then went on to tweet posts from Buzzed News reports it claimed represented "anti-white hate."

Previously the Gab account tweeted that "Words are not bullets," adding "social media posts have a body count of zero."

"The sole responsibility for today's horrific actions lies with one person," the message continued. "We will do everything in our power to work with law enforcement to see that justice is served."

In response to that, Buzzfeed News reporter Ryan Mac questioned why, then, did Gab remove the reported shooting suspect's posts and account.

The shooter reportedly made anti-Semitic comments during the shooting Saturday morning. Multiple casualties have been reported, while six people, including four police officers, were injured.

The shooting took place during a baby naming ceremony at the synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, authorities told the Associated Press. The reported suspect was in his 40s and had posted a string of hateful messages targeting Jews as well as refugees.

In a post in Gab prior to the shooting, Bowers ranted against a Jewish refugee organization, suggesting it was bringing in refugees that would kill Americans.

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Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The alleged shooter Robert Bowers posted a strong of anti-Semitic messages on social media platform Gab. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
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