As of today Gab.Ai has about 80,000 people signed up for the beta release of the new alternative to Twitter.
That alternative is Gab.Ai.
News of this free speech platform, has Twitter shook. In fact, a string of bloggers, writers, and people on the edge of being banned have all recently been verified.
Several alternatives to Twitter exist. However, none have Twitter investors as worried as Gab.Ai.
Mike Cernovich gives some insight into why Twitter would make such a move:
If "free speech Twitter" (which is massive) moved over to Gab, it'd be a massive loss of users and views to $TWTR.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 26, 2016
Gab.Ai has accomplished more in 12 days than Twitter has in 1 year
According to Andrew Torba’s periscope:
And I wake up this morning… and funnily enough… Twitter comes out with a press release that says, “Yeah, we’ve been working on these anti-harassment censorship tools for about a year now…” Oh ok, Gab is about 12 days old, and we have them shipped and live and done.
— Andrew Torba (@torbahax) August 26, 2016
You hear that? A 3-person team working out of a coffee shop managed to do more in 12 days than a 13 billion dollar company.
Facebook also reacted to Gab.Ai:
Wew lads, if you don't think Big Social is scared of our movement; think again. FB and Twit both reacted to us today https://t.co/We5IQHaePJ
— Andrew Torba (@torbahax) August 27, 2016
Self-censorhip tools mentioned in the periscope:
The tools Torba’s talking about, will allow users to censor posts they don’t want to see.
If your a sports fan, then you can self-censor posts that are related to sports so they don’t clutter up your feed. This was one of the examples given in the periscope.
You can also censor out words if needed. Because it’s in beta, more information will be available once everyone gets verified and put into the system.
Free speech alternative platforms always spike when there’s a string of censorship.
The graph above has investors worried.
As you can see, people are searching for alternatives to Twitter. Because people are tired of being censored for what amounts to ‘mean tweets.’
As Patrice O’neal once said: “Are we retiring the phrase ‘sticks and stones break my bones but words can never hurt me?'”
Who knows how this Twitter alternative will turn out. Stay tuned.