Looks like Google is stepping up its war on freedom of speech. Google Play Bans Twitter Alternative Gab.ai App Over ‘Hate Speech’ Gab.ai, the social media platform that was built as an alternative to Twitter, was banned on Google’s Play Store Thursday. The move will make it impossible for users on Android phones and other Android-powered devices to use the app. According to Google Play Support, the app has been suspended and removed from Google Play as a “policy strike because it violates the hate speech policy” with links to the policy in question. Google Play Bans Twitter Alternative Gab.ai App Over 'Hate Speech'