PayPal Bans Social Media Platform Used by Pittsburgh Shooter

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Gab.com is popular with far-right extremists and is where the alleged shooter at a Pittsburgh synagogue had a profile.

The founder and CEO of the social media site Gab.com has posted that PayPal has banned his site from using the online payment service.

The social media site is popular with far-right extremists and is where the alleged shooter at a Pittsburgh synagogue had a profile.

PayPal spokesman Justin Higgs confirmed it canceled Gab's account.

Higgs wrote in an email: "The company is diligent in performing reviews and taking account actions. When a site is explicitly allowing the perpetuation of hate, violence or discriminatory intolerance, we take immediate and decisive action."

Earlier, Gab said it has suspended the alleged gunman's account, backed up the content and notified the FBI.

Gab says its mission is to defend free expression and individual liberty online for all people.