Now the platform is in the news because claims are being made that former US President Donald Trump, who was pushed by Twitter and Facebook, has become active on the Gab and has activated his old account here, but questions about the authenticity of these claims Huh. We will tell you further that these claims are true that hollow, but due to the trump, the headlines have come to know many interesting things about this app.
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What is Gab?
The gab made in 2016 actually appears to be a cocktail of Twitter and Facebook while promoting the mission of ‘freedom of speech for all’. Here users call their posts ‘Gabs’ and can post messages up to 300 words. There is no such situation as sensor or monitoring about the content of the users.
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Gab offers its own web browser ‘Dissenter’ and has its own commenting system. The philosophy of this platform is that ‘we feel that the future of online content is in the hands of the user and is open’.
Why is Gab in controversy?
In recent times, big and leading platforms of social media keep their policy on the content or there is such pressure on them, while Gab has been the victim of criticism for not having such a policy. This platform contains hate hate, racist, violent and misleading information and comments. It is said that a lot of provocations were posted here for the Capitol Hill violence.
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The reason for being in controversy is that this platform became the base of those who were removed from Twitter or other platforms. Conservatives like Richard Spencer and Alex Jones made Gab his hideout after being banned from mainstream social media. Similar discussions are going on vigorously regarding President Trump.
It is being said in the news that Trump has given a hint of a return to social media from the Gab post.
So everything on the Gab is unbridled?
There is an exception: Gab claims to monitor ‘illegal activities, threats of violence, pornography, child abuse content’ and removes such objectionable content.
Why was Gab banned?
For the first time in 2018, Gab came under attack when a gunman in Pittsburgh resorted to this platform to threaten Jews. Gab then said that the user should suspend the account and inform the FBI. The big tech companies made all efforts to shut down Gab and they were also successful to some extent, but this platform continued with a different name i.e. Epik domain.
Who runs Gab?
Entrepreneur Andrew Torba, who calls himself a ‘Conservative Republican Christian’, is the founder of Gab, considered a direct supporter of Trump. When it was said that Facebook held a view against the Conservatives, then Torba, who works in Silicon Valley, created this platform as an option for those people.
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Torba had said in the complaint tone that all major social networks are operated or controlled by progressive workers or leaders. In 2016, he also said that Gab is not just a network of Conservatives but it is a platform of leaders where everyone can speak their mind without fear of censors.
There is a discussion on Trump’s Gab account in social media and foreign media.
Did Trump get to the Gab?
Large Western media houses, including Inside, reported that Trump, who was struggling with social media, eventually broke the silence and made a post on Gab and talked to his supporters. It was also told that Trump posted on the Gab about his ongoing impeachment. But Gab dismissed these reports.
Gab CEO Torba issued an official statement saying that these reports were false and Trump was not using his platform. Business Insider told in the report that Torba clearly said that the account of Trump’s talk on Gab is neither, nor ever has been.