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« on: December 03, 2016, 01:45:32 PM »
https://gab.ai/

gab.ai is a social media network, aiming to fill a similar role to Facebook and Twitter, but without the increasing level of censorship those platforms partake in. For a longer and better explanation, see their Wikipedia entry and community guidelines.

I'd encourage anyone who cares about freedom of expression and uses social media to give it a try. There's a 2-week waiting period, presumably to throttle the rate of new accounts while the platform is still growing, so I'd sign up right away even if you have doubts.

I'm posting this in PR&S because it's as much a part of the broader current global resurgence of free speech as it is a social media platform.
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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 03:10:55 PM »
#1335317 in the waiting list.

Can't wait to start all that gabba-dabba-doo.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 03:29:25 PM »

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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 03:40:21 PM »
https://www.wired.com/2016/09/gab-alt-rights-twitter-ultimate-filter-bubble

okay

"To the group calling itself the alt-right, which is really another word for white supremacists..."

Stopped reading here.

Edit: I read further, and this article is bullshit on a few other counts. Milo is not on gab.ai, none of the messages they've screenshotted to support their case even remotely resembles the "dystopian universe" they claim they do, and they seem to misunderstand how the Internet works when they say that not using the same social media service as other people is somehow "isolating" yourself from them.
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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 04:44:10 PM »
https://www.wired.com/2016/09/gab-alt-rights-twitter-ultimate-filter-bubble

okay
Why do you read Wired? Fake news is a big deal, you know. It even helped Hitler win the election.
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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 05:40:35 PM »
Why does the regressive ctrl+left hate free speech? Why do they love censorship so much?
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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 05:58:36 PM »
How dare someone exercise their free speech by saying something I don't like!
FE'ism requires suspension of disbelief...

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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 06:04:50 PM »
How dare someone exercise their free speech by saying something I don't like!

Nah, they're free to say whatever they want. And we are free to point out that they are uninformed and literally, objectively incorrect. And also wonder why they hate free speech and encourage censorship.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2016, 06:24:09 PM »
Junker gets it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2016, 06:30:40 PM »
FE'ism requires suspension of disbelief...

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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2016, 04:23:51 AM »
Why does the regressive ctrl+left hate free speech? Why do they love censorship so much?

Whichever side is in power always hates free speech. In the '60s it was the left rallying against censorship, because the powers that be were the religious right. Times have changed, and the left forgot to learn lessons from that.
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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2016, 07:38:30 AM »
Why does the regressive ctrl+left hate free speech? Why do they love censorship so much?

They're extremists. I see media and SJWs calling regular conservatives "white supremacists" all the time nowadays.

Re: gab.ai
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2016, 03:44:52 AM »
So I joined gab, from its "popular" tab, it appears to be nothing but #pizzagate supporters. Is there more to this thing than conspiracy theorists?

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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2016, 05:17:06 AM »
Nothing happens when I click "Let me in". Gr8 site, m8.

>Had to disable addblocker in order to sign up

I'm hating this site already.
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2016, 06:37:36 AM »
So I joined gab, from its "popular" tab, it appears to be nothing but #pizzagate supporters. Is there more to this thing than conspiracy theorists?

I don't see that at all. Its most popular hashtag at the moment is #MAGA, so unless you're equating "#pizzagate supporters" and "conspiracy theorists" with "Trump supporters", I'm not sure what you mean.

>Had to disable addblocker in order to sign up

I'm hating this site already.

I didn't have to do that. Maybe get a better ad blocker?
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Re: gab.ai
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2016, 02:06:07 PM »
Must have just been something that particular day. Today it's everyone talking abut the non-Russian interference with the US election.