A new Twitter alternative named ‘Gab,’ started by Andrew Torba — a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur — is set to open it’s beta testing on Monday to willing early adopters.
While early in its development stages, Torba is very confident about the product’s future. He said in an exclusive interview with REGATED that:
Gab is a people first social network. Anyone who is searching for a space to communicate freely online is welcome. While we certainly expect conservatives to be among some of the first users of Gab, we aren’t out to build an echo-chamber. We welcome and embrace open, honest, and authentic discourse. We believe that self-censorship is the only valid form of censorship that exists. Free speech is quickly evaporating online driven by an era of corporate-sponsored, politically manipulated, and ever-changing algorithms that influence our perception of the world. New media is rising, and Gab plans to lead the way.
Here are a few pictures of the beta version of Gab, courtesy of REGATED:
After Milo Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter in July, the internet was outraged. Hashtags of #FreeMilo spread throughout Twitter, but not much came out of it. The giant social media platform responded to his banning with the following statement:
People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of Tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension.
Milo Yiannopoulos’ team members were quick to adopt Gab after it became available for exclusive testing. In addition, Andrew Torba has invited other banned conservative voices to join Gab. Many are very excited to be able to express themselves without fear of censorship or a swift banning from the service.
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