AG asks Epik to hand over communications with Gab.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has asked domain name registrar Epik to send it information about its interactions with Gab, the social network that came under fire after one of its users shot people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Gab.com was registered at GoDaddy before moving to Uniregistry, and then to Epik. Epik founder Rob Monster got in touch and invited Gab to move the domain to its service, but he said he didn’t take the decision lightly.
It’s not clear what the Attorney General is looking for, but he is asking for all communications between Gab and the company, information about people working at Gab, and any complaints about Gab that Epik has received.
Gab disclosed the subpoena on twitter.
Hi @PAAttorneyGen do you really want to be seen as the AG who went up against the first amendment and CDA 230? You will be a made fool. I promise you that. We will not be bullied or intimidated. pic.twitter.com/yDckmAUoQM
— Gab.com🕊 (@getongab) November 7, 2018
Update: Gab has deleted the tweet about the subpoena.