Free Speech Social Media Platform Gab Surges After Big Tech Infowars Purge

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LUCAS NOLAN

At least 16,000 new users so far have followed Alex Jones to free speech social media platform Gab after Jones was banned from most other major social media platforms this week.

After Alex Jones and Infowars’ accounts were banned from various social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, LinkedIn, Apple Podcasts and Pinterest, Jones turned to the free speech-centered platform Gab where he is currently broadcasting a live stream of his Infowars programming.

According to the CEO of Gab, Andrew Torba, a large number of new users have joined the platform following Jones decision to live stream on Gab. Torba stated that at least 16,000 new users have joined in the days since Jones’ banning by the Masters of the Universe.

Torba commented on Jones’ mass purge from various other social media platforms saying:

Big tech censorship is something Gab has been warning about for two years now. It’s the reason we work so hard everyday to build a free speech alternative to the Silicon Valley authoritarian platforms.
Alex Jones was effectively unpersoned from the mass consumer internet. You don’t have to like him or support him to find that concerning. The most troubling part of this is the unified action of nearly every major tech company to remove him at the same time within a matter of hours. He spent years and endless amounts of money building up a network on these platforms and it was instantly destroyed as if he never existed. This can happen to any of us at anytime for any reason.
Gab will continue to welcome everyone who wants to speak freely and break free from the chains of Big Tech.
Jones’ new Gab account boasts a follower count of around 34,000 and appears to be growing, his account @RealAlexJones can be found here.
This is the second time in recent weeks that a new community has sprung up on Gab. Last week thousands of Kenyans migrated to the platform after a popular blogger was banned from Twitter.
Gab has faced its own battle with Big Tech. The site’s app was blocked by both Google and Apple, to this day it is not available in the official stores for the two major mobile platforms.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com

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