Yesterday, New York Times posted a slam article with its focus on Gab. The piece is titled; “The Alt-Right Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.”
The article describes how “unused” and “buggy” sites like PewTube, Hatreon, and WrongThink are, and how we need to just avoid them and conform to the socially acceptable forms of social media instead. When speaking of Gab, the author of the article defined the platform as, “Gab, a kind of alt-Twitter social network that began last year, whose early adopters included prominent figures like Milo Yiannopoulos and Andrew Anglin, the founder of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website.”
How are people putting Milo and Andrew Anglin in the same category? These two are nothing alike, and share very little of the same beliefs. Even the Alt Right has stated, “Milo Yiannopoulos is not Alt Right.”
The article goes into several eye gouging complaints concerning its function.
“Recently, I spent several days testing a number of these alt-tech services. I created accounts, explored their features and interfaces, and interviewed users of each site about their experiences.
What I found on these sites was more pitiful than fear-inspiring. Sure, some alt-tech platforms were filled with upsetting examples of Nazi imagery and bigoted garbage. But most were ghost towns, with few active users and no obvious supervision. As technology products, many are second- or third-rate, with long load times, broken links and frequent error messages. A few had been taken offline altogether.
Gab is buggy and confusing, and much of the activity on the site appears to come from a small core of frequent users. Several of the well-known figures who once posted on the site have abandoned it.”
Now that you’re all angered by the misinformed liberal, take a deep breath. This article completely backfired.
When you’re a main stream media contributor, people from all walks of life and political backgrounds are going to read your material; chances are, there’s probably something positive that they can get out of it. This time, those on the right found this article misinforming and were infuriated enough to do something about it. The media will never tell you this, but Gab actually found a great deal of success after the hate piece was released.