Posted on | February 9, 2017 | 3 Comments
Gab (gab.ai) is the free-speech alternative platform that has thrived because of Twitter’s SJW-led censorship policy which has driven away users. Now, it seems, Twitter is worried about the competition:
Twitter has suspended the account of their free speech-based competitor Gab, despite the fact that the account had deleted all of its tweets following President Trump’s inauguration. . . .
“In total, there are no more than a handful of companies in one of the most progressively biased cities in America owning, controlling, and influencing what billions of people see, talk about, and communicate with,” Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba told Breitbart Tech. “Their monopoly and sheer power over communication, information, news, and personal data is unlike anything in history; and their bias and agenda could not be more unified or clear.”
Gab was founded by Torba following Twitter’s suspensions of conservative and libertarian accounts and has attracted nearly 150,000 disenfranchised users, including Breitbart Senior Editor MILO.
Since the platform’s conception, Torba has been banned from a Silicon Valley startup group, suspended from Facebook, and had his Gab features copied by Twitter. Apple’s App Store have also banned the app twice . . .
“The response to Gab from around the world has been nothing short of incredible,” said Torba to Breitbart Tech last year. “This is a movement, and something that the community is driving forward,” he explained.
“Folks are deleting their Twitter and Facebook accounts… They are waking up to the lies and censorship of Big Social,” he continued. “We will continue to build a product built by the people, for the people. We will continue to put people first and promote free speech for all.”
The good news:
After a plethora of press outlets reached out to Twitter about our ban, this account was mysteriously restored. Really makes you think.
— Gab.ai (@getongab) February 9, 2017
Also, good news: You can follow @rsmccain if you join Gab. Even better news? Nobody’s stopping you from hitting the tip jar. Just sayin’ . . .
UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers!