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Gab is an American social networking service. In May 2017, registration was opened to the public after previously being invite only during the beta. Gab describes its mission as "to put people and free speech first" by limiting censorship to filtering options made available to users.


Gab was created in August 2016[1] as an alternative to social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Founder and CEO Andrew Torba cited dissatisfaction with "the entirely left-leaning Big Social monopoly"[2] as part of the inspiration for Gab, which he created "after reading reports that Facebook employees suppress conservative articles".[3] Torba said in November that the site's user base had expanded significantly following censorship controversies involving major social media companies,[4] including the permanent suspensions from Twitter of several prominent conservative and alt-right accounts.[5]

restriction and uplift

On 27 February 2024, Andrew Torba announced big changes to the site that will prevent free users from uploading media content unless they were to pay for Pro and to so called "eliminate trolls off the platform". As the start of 1 March 2024, Gab became limited and alot of users left because of this decision. Gab administrators began banning users who dared to criticize Torbas ideas, causing their logins to be disabled. It was stated, this was also due to users criticizing his relative Jacob Torba who organized himself a gay wedding. Those who were banned or terminated decided to move to other platforms such as Gorf.[citation needed]. The Start of May 1, 2024 Andrew Torba reannounced the restriction of media uploads and lifted it due to the amount of backlash and response from different users who opposed his idea. Because of this, he instead made it to where you have to pay to see users follower list to be fair.

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