Gab has had a rough time lately under the constant scrutiny of the public eye. After hitting the social media scene in August 2016 as the product of CEO Andrew Torba’s disappointment with “the entirely left-leaning Big Social monopoly,” the platform acquired approximately over 12,000 users in its first month, likely because of the website’s dedication to putting “people and free speech first.” It’s various successful implementations of decentralizing itself as a social media platform have been praised by the likes of Breitbart News and Milo Yiannopoulis

In a statement released during an interview with Breitbart’s tech reporter Charlie Nash, Torba explained his view on the site and is rapid growth: 

“Our mission is to put people and free speech first. That mission statement is connecting with tens of thousands of people not only in the United States, but around the world. The sentiment and feedback has been phenomenal and very exciting. It’s also refreshing to see that this issue of censorship is not strictly limited to conservatives as many progressives are also joining Gab and expressing interest in a user-first, pro-free speech platform…”

Advertisement

In an e-mail received by Gab.ai users by the network itself, the following text was relayed: 

===

Since August 2016 Gab has been leading the way with exposing the double standards, hypocrisy, and mass censorship of Big Social Media companies in Silicon Valley. We’ve told you about shadow-banning, hypocritical one-sided rule enforcement, unfair treatment of conservatives and Trump supporters, and one-sided political agendas being pushed by these multi-billion dollar communication platforms that are used by hundreds of millions of people.

Over the last several months we’ve been working closely with Project Veritas to help them infiltrate these big technology companies and expose the mass censorship and corruption happening each and everyday. Thanks to James O’Keefe and his team there is now undeniable proof of Twitter employees admitting that censorship, double standards, and hypocrisy are indeed happening on these platforms.

Olinda Hassan is a Policy Manager for Twitter’s Trust and Safety Team. Her team is responsible for the enforcement of Twitter’s rules and regulation, deciding who and what is allowed to be on the platform. Project Veritas caught her on camera saying this:

PV Journalist: But how do you keep, like, my timeline… how do you keep certain things off my timeline? People will like retweet people.

Olinda: We’re trying to down rank it, but you also need to have control of your timeline.

PV Journalist: I’ve tried to, like block people like Cernovich and stuff like that and mute and stuff like that, but they still show up, like all the time.

Olinda: Yeah. That’s something we’re working on. It’s something we’re working on. We’re trying to get the shitty people to not show up. It’s a product thing we’re working on.

Some of the other admissions captured by Project Veritas are staggering, and confirm everything that Gab has been saying since August 2016: Silicon Valley is censoring Trump supporters, conservatives, and anyone else they disagree with politically. Here’s a quote from a former member of Twitter’s Content Review Team:

PV Journalist: …a user end services person would deem it: “Pro-Trump,” and take it down?

Mo Norai: Yeah, if they said this is: “Pro-Trump” I don’t want it because it offends me, this, that. And I say I banned this whole thing, and it goes over here and they are like, Oh you know what? I don’t like it too. You know what? Mo’s right, let’s go, let’s carry on, what’s next?

PV Journalist: So, I flag something it’s going to go by you….

Mo Norai: Correct, and they you know you’re looking at it and you’re like: “Oh hey, this is Pro-Trump ….I don’t like it.”

The full video is a must watch and you can check it out on Project Vertias’ website here.

The good news is that we are fighting back. We are building an alternative platform for The People, funded by The People. In just a few weeks we’ve reserved over $1.4 million dollars for Gab’s next funding round. Not from Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists or special interests, but directly from our users.

You can join us on our journey to build an alternative platform that supports individual liberty, freedom of speech, and the free flow of information on the internet. Click here to reserve your investment in Gab and help us take on the hypocritical tech oligarchs in Silicon Valley.

Thanks and remember to speak freely!

= = =

Two administrative employees within Twitter’s business-world have officially provided a total confession of their advocacy for censoring conservative accounts. Thanks to the likes of O’Keefe and Project Veritas, the question of Twitter’s socio-political leanings has been formally obliterated. It is abundantly clear that Twitter is not a platform for free speech of expression; rather, it is an authoritarian social media network that insists on silencing dissent via banning and blocking. 

Alternative media outlets such as Gab.ai are growing, and the number of unsatisfied social networking consumers is ever-growing as a deeply-rooted political bent becomes evident in Twitter’s administration.