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Social Media Platform Gab to Silicon Valley: ‘You Will Be Replaced’
www.breitbart.com ^ | 20 Sep 2018 | Lucas Nolan

Posted on 09/21/2018 7:37:21 AM PDT by Red Badger

Free speech social media platform Gab.ai has rebranded as Gab.com and aims to become a tech hub for “liberty-minded tech startups” that wish to avoid connections to leftist Silicon Valley groups.

Gab.ai, the free-speech themed social media platform founded by CEO Andrew Torba, has long aimed to act as an alternative to sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Now Gab is rebranding as Gab.com and aims to provide an infrastructure for tech developers that wish to grow their own platforms and products without being forced to go through leftist companies based in Silicon Valley.

Andrew Torba spoke to Breitbart News about the websites rebranding stating: “This week Gab announced a rebrand to Gab.com in order to continue our mission of defending free expression and individual liberty online for all people.” Torba continued: “Gab.com is the next chapter in our story. We are maturing as a platform, as a brand, and as a community of people from around the world. We seek to free humanity from the chains of Silicon Valley’s data silo, psychological manipulation, censorship, and ideological echo chambers.”

Torba stated that the platform wants to create a platform where all ideas can be expressed, saying: “We are in the process of building out free speech-friendly infrastructure so that one day, other liberty-minded tech startups can build using our tools and avoid any connection at all to Silicon Valley.”

Discussing Gab’s growth worldwide and how it can act as an open communications platform when other social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter censor their uses, Torba stated: “Gab has over 670,000 users from around the world and we are adding 100,000+ new users every month. Our goal is to make Gab the home of free speech online.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; Technical; US: California
KEYWORDS: andrewtorba; censorship; facebook; freespeech; gab; instagram; shadowban; socialmedia; twitter
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May it be so...................
1 posted on 09/21/2018 7:37:21 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I’ve tried to use Gab. I don’t get it.


2 posted on 09/21/2018 7:38:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Science is a method, not a belief system.)
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To: Red Badger

I’ve been on GAB.AI for awhile now.
They’ve been flooded by former conservative twitter users that have been either banned or censored for being conservatives.
All it would take to put the hurts on twitter would be for the POTUS to move his twitter account over to GAB.
Once these libs realize that maybe they’re not the “only show in town”, maybe they’ll smarten up....but I doubt it. Liberal insanity knows no bounds...NONE.


3 posted on 09/21/2018 7:41:58 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Red Badger

Gab’s hook is that there is no advertising and they are moving more toward a subscription service. A year ago, they hinted that they expected to be ‘blackballed via the banks, etc....so they were moving toward some cryptocurrency deal. I would suggest that come the summer of 2020, with the election business in full swing and absolute negativity about Facebook...Gab will be the alternate platform to use.


4 posted on 09/21/2018 7:42:15 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Red Badger

I told you people. There’s no need for government intervention. Free markets always win.


5 posted on 09/21/2018 7:44:36 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GOAT POTUS TRUMP)
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To: Red Badger

Got me smiling. Agree - let it be so!


6 posted on 09/21/2018 7:46:58 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Red Badger

Good post! You beat me by 3 minutes. Thanks for posting, I’ll get the Mods to delete my post.

Twitter is going down!


7 posted on 09/21/2018 7:49:03 AM PDT by Perseverando (For Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies & other Democrats: It's all about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Red Badger

I hope President Trump moves over there.


8 posted on 09/21/2018 7:58:25 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Red Badger

Stole his business idea

Stole all the shares from his BEST friend

Secretly sold users’ data

Stated in a confidential email to a friend that people who trust him are "dumb-f*cks".

Married in the community proprety state of California, the very day AFTER he took Facebook public.

Requested nude photos of users to “protect them against the risk of revenge porn”.

Secretly tried to get hospitals to release vast stores of patient data “so I can help cure diseases”.

Initially pursued total rights ownership of images uploaded to FB; if you'd been photoed as a happy youth with, say, a can of Coors then later got really famous, Zuck could be paid by Coors for zero work and YOUR old photo in a new ad while you, the centerpiece of the ad, would get NOTHING. Struck down after lengthy legal battles.

De-platformed numerous Conservatives because he didn't agree with their views, couldn't define hate-speech when asked by Congress.

Secretly requested banks give him his users' financial data, including transactions, so “my users can check their balances on my site."

Digitally permitted his housing advertisers to filter out customers whose search histories were strongly associated with terms like "handicapped" , "mobility scooter" and "guidedog".

Admonished that people "build bridges instead of walls", all while building walls around his Palo Alto homes and around the huge Kauai Estate he bought and then threw the Hawaiians off of.

Established a "trustwothiness index" for ALL his facebook users while disclosing it to none of them.

Altered FB algorithms to flag content from conservative publications as spam.

Revered Augustus Caesar, leader of Rome who assured 200 years of peace via harsh rule, possibly arranging the execution of his own grandson. On a wedding anniversary trip to Rome, Zuck gushed so effusively over sculptures and monuments dedicated to Augustus that his wife joked that three people, not two, were on their trip.

For years, Zuck traditionally closed high-level Facebook executive meetings by shouting, "DOMINATION..!", perhaps half-jokingly.

9 posted on 09/21/2018 8:01:53 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Gab is not the public square. Like Free Republic, it is strictly a mechanism for like-minded people to communicate with one another. Twitter, unlike Gab and FR, can be used to reach the general public.
10 posted on 09/21/2018 8:09:42 AM PDT by snarkpup ("We need to have a REAL political campaign - rivaling the scale of Comic-Con!" - Tan)
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To: Perseverando

This the type of post we should be seeing on FR, rather than he usual flood of barf statements from the worst leftists in the nation.


11 posted on 09/21/2018 8:10:58 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: lgjhn23
They’ve been flooded by former conservative twitter users that have been either banned or censored for being conservatives.

Yep. On my alt-media list, look at the percentage of commentators and news sources who have backup accounts on alt-tech sites like BitChute and Gab.

12 posted on 09/21/2018 8:13:27 AM PDT by snarkpup ("We need to have a REAL political campaign - rivaling the scale of Comic-Con!" - Tan)
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To: gaijin

He doesn’t even look human.....................


13 posted on 09/21/2018 8:19:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Q..........................Future Proves Past..............WWG1WGA.....................)
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To: Red Badger

I absolutely love Gab.

Because of freedom...?

There is that, but things have to come a point where there are very many conservatives over there. Every time I return, there seem to be more users.

I would say it’s almost a Twitter, but conservative.

I get amazing links from Gab that otherwise I might not see here at FR.

I would admonish ALL HERE to join.

(ps - I have no Facebook account, richly loathe Zuckerberg, etc.)


14 posted on 09/21/2018 8:41:27 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin; Chode; Squantos; snooter55; All

I just checked it out. Going to try it fir a while and see if I can use it right or not. After being here since the “Day’s of the Great Hanging Chad” I’m so used to FR it is difficult for Me to use other Sites.


15 posted on 09/21/2018 8:58:19 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Well, all the rah-rah convinced me, so I attempted to join. Upon completing the form and clicking the button to join, nothing happened. That screen just sat there. It won’t let me log on, nor will it let me re-register; name and password “TAKEN”. And no means of talking to anyone there to solve the problem.


16 posted on 09/21/2018 9:21:20 AM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: Tucker39

Same thing happened to me!......................


17 posted on 09/21/2018 9:21:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Q..........................Future Proves Past..............WWG1WGA.....................)
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To: gaijin

The more you tighten your grip, Zuckerberg, the more social media users will slip through your fingers.

Hat tip to Princess Lea.


18 posted on 09/21/2018 9:34:39 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Red Badger

Not ready for prime time.


19 posted on 09/21/2018 9:35:36 AM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You and me both. Most non intuitive platform I’ve ever seen.


20 posted on 09/21/2018 9:36:02 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Looks like I'll have to buy the White Album again.)
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