Doug Mastriano breaks with controversial social media site Gab and its founder

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Some political partnerships blaze brightly and then burn out. Just ask Doug Mastriano and Gab, the controversial social media platform known for its antisemitic postings. Mastriano, a state senator from Franklin County and the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, on Thursday tried to put some distance between himself and Gab founder Andrew Torba, announcing on Twitter that Torba does not speak for his campaign. “I reject antisemitism in any form,” Mastriano said, blaming the controversy on his political foes and media reports about it. “Recent smears by the Democrats…

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