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What is Gab, the social network used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect

Tech reporter April Glaser explains Gab - the social network used by Pittsburgh shooting suspect.
A person pauses in front of Stars of David with the names of those killed in a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)
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Just minutes before one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in America's history, the alleged shooter posted a message to Gab, a social media network known for attracting white nationalists and the alt-right. So, what is Gab, and where does it fit in the big picture of online hate?

Slate's tech reporter April Glaser explains how it works.

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