Gab which is a more conservative-friendly alternative social media platform to Twitter, claimed Saturday it is gaining 10,000 users an hour in the wake of Twitter permanently suspending President Trump’s account.
Trump has also been blocked from posting on Facebook and Instagram until his term ends.
“The traffic just keeps growing hang tight, even more servers on the way today,” Gab CEO Andrew Torba wrote on the site Saturday.
He also stated that: “500,000+ new users today. 18 million visits. You don’t need an account to use the site. The Silicon Valley Exodus has begun. Get in the Ark. The best is yet to come.”
Gab, which launched a few years ago, calls itself a “social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the new free flow of information online.”
Conservatives have long complained that big tech companies censor their viewpoints in favor of liberals.
Amazon and Apple also suspended Parler from their app store and Amazon is preventing Parler from using them for web hosting.
Following President Trump’s permanent suspension he used the official @Potus account to accuse Twitter of “banning free speech” and announced that he is “negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED!”
“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,” the president tweeted from the @Potus account.
“Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230, they would not exist for long. I predicted this would happen,” he tweeted. “We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely. STAY TUNED!”
Other websites that saw an increase in traffic since election night in November include Parler, TheDonald, and MeWe. These social platforms have minimal content censorship as compared to big tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter.
Sources: Fox News, The Hill, NBC News, and Politico; Photo: theverge.com