In a yet again, turn of events, Cash App, a trading app from Square, a financial services firm, based in the United States, blocked the personal account of Andrew Torba, founder & CEO of the controversial social network platform, Gab. Gab, in a recent tweet on Tuesday, Jan. 8th 2019, mentioned the news asking Cash App for an update.
The incident came to light just a day after Gab made the official announcement of landing a new crypto payment processor i.e. Cash App, after being denied service by Paypal, Stripe, Coinbase, and Bitpay, to accept payments and contributions in Bitcoin (BTC). Following, this Gab tweeted its announcement, asking its 850,000 subscribers, to start using Bitcoin (BTC), on Jan. 8th. Gab requested its users, to support the alternative media and the free speech on the internet, by switching to Bitcoin (BTC), as it can’t be censored, and calling Bitcoin as “free speech money.”
Moments after Gab, made this announcement, Cash App blocked Gab’s founder’s account. In a later tweet, Gab further tweeted that they’re well aware of who owns Square, and said their accounts have been blocked for unknown reasons. Gab had also been reportedly banned both by the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
In a later tweet, on Jan. 8th 2019, Gab referred itself as “the most censored website in history,” and provided a list of services that allegedly blocked or censored it, i.e. Payment bans by: Stripe, Paypal, Square, Bitpay, & Coinbase; Hosting bans/censorship by: Joyent, Azure, & Backblaze; Registrar bans/censorship by: Asiaregistry, & GoDaddy; Mobile platform ban by: AppStore, & GooglePlay and more.