Gab

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Gab's current logo.

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.

History

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]

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