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New social network Gab.ai preaches freedom of expression for internet users

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If the First Amendment is your thing, there’s a new space on the internet just for you. Gab.ai, which only launched under a month ago, has caught the attention of thousands of right-leaning users, with 12,000 registered and 42,000 waitlisted for the site, which promises almost total freedom of speech to its users.

Founded by Andrew Torba, an open Trump supporter, the site follows the coattails of Facebook and Twitter’s recent battles with user censorship, including perhaps most notably, Twitter’s banishment of controversial conservative Internet personality Milo Yiannopoulos for his harassment campaign against actor Leslie Jones.

Torba sees the alternative to sites like Twitter and Facebook, and while it has a long, long way to go, Gab.ai has garnered “more than 2.7 million pageviews on 240,000 posts, with people spending an average of 12 minutes on the site each time they log in,” according to Buzzfeed News.

The site has the basic functionality to follow other users, and, like Reddit, features an upvote and downvote system on posts that appear in their feed. The most upvoted posts appear in a popular, or trending tab. – READ MORE

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  • Deplorable Bizness

    I’ll give it a try if I ever make it out of the queue. There are 51,000+ people in line ahead of me.

  • moremane

    Currently it’s in private beta mode. It’s better to start with a 1,000 users that can help with polish and testing toward a release version than to let 100,000 in before it’s finished.