- Gab.com is the most popular social networking site for right-wingers. In the past few days, it has been reported that as technology companies such as Twitter crack down on accounts and posts that incite violence, the site has achieved tremendous growth.
- Gab tweeted that it receives more than 10,000 new users every hour.
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Gab.com reported that after the Capitol Uprising, the removal of high-profile conservatives from Twitter including President Donald Trump, and the suspension of the Parler app in the Google Store, Gab.com achieved Huge growth.
Gab is the most popular social networking site for people on the right. It was founded in 201
The layout of Gab is similar to Twitter. It displays trending posts in the center, summary news on the right, and menus and browse sections on the left.
In October 2018, Vox reported that Gab had 465,000 to 800,000 users. In July 2020, Fox Business reported that as of April, the site had more than 1.1 million new registered accounts worldwide and 3.7 million visitors every month.
According to NPR data, on the past Wednesday, the day the Capitol was attacked by pro-Trump rioters, Torba reported a 40% increase in visits to the site. The site posted a tweet on Saturday saying that it attracted more than 10,000 users per hour and received “12 million visits in the past 12 hours” before 11 am
— Gab.com (@getongab) January 9, 2021
In 2017, Google violated its hate speech policy and removed it from the Google Play Store. For related reasons, it was rejected by Apple’s App Store. In 2018, the site was deleted by Go Daddy, its original domain hosting service. At that time, it was reported that the gunman was accused of killing 11 pollutants in the Pittsburgh Synagogue, a common report on the site.