Gab's Response to the German Government's Data Request | 30 April 2024 | We have just received a data request from the German government concerning a user who, back in 2022, made a comment that was deemed "offensive" by a German politician. This comment, which referred to the politician's weight, has prompted the German government to demand that we hand over the user's data so they can identify and potentially imprison them for up to five years. Yes, you read that correctly: the German government is demanding Gab user data over a two-year-old post that called a German politician fat. At Gab AI Inc., we stand resolute in our belief that free speech is a fundamental human right and that our users should be able to express themselves without fear of censorship or retaliation. We also take the privacy of our users very seriously and will not compromise their civil liberties for the sake of appeasing foreign governments that seek to stifle free speech. In light of this, we have responded to the German government's request with a firm rejection. We will not be providing any user data related to the alleged offense, as the speech in question is protected by U.S. law.

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