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Inside the fraught effort to create a Christian nationalist internet

Sounds reasonable enough. If some Internet platforms don’t want you, start your own.

By   Religion News

This article is the second in a series on Christian nationalism supported by the Pulitzer Center.

(RNS) — It was late September when Andrew Torba, founder of the social media platform Gab, tapped out a message to his users declaring the website would update its online infrastructure. Upgrades are common in the tech industry, but Torba’s reasoning for expanding Gab’s data center was anything but: He wanted to touch up the tech, he said, to “preserve a parallel Christian society on the internet for generations to come.”

“One day our great grandchildren will learn what really happened during the greatest Spiritual war of our time,” Torba wrote, “and how we laid the foundations for a new parallel Christian society.”

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