Stepping on Big Tech’s toes is an apparent NO-NO as Gab the Twitter alternative social media website found out the hard way. After giving another Twitter alternative Parler a plug, and mentioned Gab in that article, this is my two cents worth on Gab and Deplatforming.
Update 06/29/19: Gab Dissenter Privacy Browser is released. Read about the exciting new changes the folks at Gab have coming soon!
Let’s start out with this comment on FidoSysop’s Parler article.
Upon registering my brand account on Gab, and searching Googles play store a Gab Android APP couldn’t be found. The commenter was correct, I had not researched why there was no app. After landing on this article by ARS Technica, the answer was clear. Gab got WHACKED by BIG TECH, particularly by Google for a hate speech violation of their terms of service (TOS.)
Gab technologically seems to be a far superior platform than Parler, which may have targeted its browser plugin Dissenter, an internet-wide comment section. According to the daily beast, Google and Mozilla banned the browser extension, dissenter made by the social network Gab on Thursday, dealing another blow to the alt-rights favorite social platform.
The new bans target Dissenter, a browser extension created by Gab that adds a parallel comment section to any web page on the internet. The decision from the two tech companies makes it harder for people to add Dissenter to their browsers.
This reminds me of what Big Tech did to Alex Jones (InfoWars.) I’m no fan of Jones by any means, but what happened to him could happen to anyone. If big-tech does not approve of what a person or company is doing their big weapon is the de-platforming torpedo. Freedom of speech is being dictated by Orwellian corporate bullies.
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— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) June 13, 2019