Y Combinator is Silicon Valley’s biggest start-up incubator, which has invested in Dropbox, Reddit, Airbnb and hundreds of other companies. Y Combinator’s social network & directory, called Bookface, is a place for current and former Y Combinator members to socialize, network, and hire each other.
Andrew Torba’s first company was included in Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 batch, which is when he joined the elite network of Silicon Valley start-up founders.
Torba exclusively told GotNews about his purging at the hands of censorship-happy Y Combinator President Sam Altman.
Torba says he was taking anonymous screenshots from Facebook and turning them into pro-Trump memes on Twitter.
One of his tweets, that simply said “Build the wall.”, caught the attention of several other Y Combinator members:
Build the wall. pic.twitter.com/9iH4xW4j1p
— gab.ai/a ? (@torbahax) November 9, 2016
Torba says the Y Combinator members in question bizarrely claimed the tweet made them feel “unsafe.”
Shortly thereafter, Andrew Torba got a call from Y Combinator’s in-house attorney Jon Levy: Torba had been completely removed from the Y Combinator network, directory, etc. and was no longer welcome in the community.
“We realize that you are entitled to free speech, but with how sensitive everything is right now we felt this was the best decision.”
Torba says the lawyer Levy literally told him he was removed for saying “Build the wall.”
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Torba provided GotNews with a screenshot of what it now looks like when he tries to log in to the Y Combinator Bookface social network:
Torba also gave GotNews a full statement on the situation:
“This is a quintessential example of Silicon Valley censorship in action. These are the people who own and control every form of online communication and other digital products we all use everyday. They believe in censoring opposing views for the sake of feelings. They are not welcoming to conservatives and others who think differently than them. This is why we are building Gab: to give everyone a voice and empower them to speak freely.”
Andrew Torba’s free speech social network Gab could be the fastest-growing social network of all time. You can sign up for Gab right here, but be prepared to be on the waitlist! Despite Torba’s empirical success as a founder though, it looks like Y Combinator is prioritizing left-wing political correctness and censorship over start-up success.
It looks like the anti-first amendment social justice Left is not going to give up its purges, despite the overwhelming victory of President-elect Donald Trump on November 8.
The right-wing intellectual’s magazine Social Matter keeps a list of all the people “bullied, badgered, pressured, and purged” by the Left for their political views right here, called The New Blacklist. Looks like Torba and others will continue to join over the next 8 years of the Trump presidency.
Stay tuned for more.
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