Microsoft Azure on Thursday told Gab, a social network popular with conservatives and the white nationalist "alt-right," that it had two days to "take appropriate action" on two posts, according to Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba.
"Gab's hosting provider, Microsoft Azure, has given us 48 hours to take action on two posts, or they will pull our service and Gab will go down for weeks/months," Torba wrote in a post on Gab, which included screenshots from a message sent by Microsoft.
In the message, Microsoft pointed to two posts from Senate candidate Patrick Little, who was kicked out of the GOP convention in May for anti-Semitic and white supremacist views. Little also conveys anti-Semitic views in the posts, which were published more than three weeks ago. He didn't respond to a request for comment.
Later on Thursday, Little removed the posts, saying, "this is a violation of our rights as Americans."