Podcaster Joe Rogan, who aired a COVID-19-Narrative-shattering interview with Dr. Robert Malone in late December, joined Gettr in early January, which certainly boosted the website’s traffic and name recognition.
Gab has quickly gained traction among Christians, conservatives, and other blacklisted groups, though it has not benefited from the same publicity as alternative platforms like Gettr and Parler.
Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Thomas Massie, R-Ky., joined Gab last week, giving the platform a boost with people who oppose the orthodox opinions about COVID-19 and the Capitol insurrection hoax, National File reported.
FYI, I’m trying out @getongab with a personal account. The app is pretty good and doesn’t rely on Apple or Google for distribution.
If Twitter decides to MTG me for speaking too much truth, I will setup an official congressional account on Gab!
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 7, 2022
As part of CEO Andrew Torba’s commitment to create a “parallel society” for conservatives, Gab does not rely on Amazon Web Services, Apple, or Google for its server hosting or app distribution.
Torba has hyped Gab as the uncensored hub for conversation about the 2022 election.
“As more members of Congress join Gab and as dozens of candidates running for office join them it’s becoming more clear by the day that Gab is the place to be for the 2022 election and beyond,” he said.
Torba’s commitment to protect all speech on Gab that does not contain explicit criminal, violent, or sexual content, led the Jewish paper Forward to denounce it as anti-semitic and extremist.
Gettr uses Amazon Web Services to maintain its website—like Parler did before being deplatformed—so it may be subjected to the same deplatforming if it keeps its commitment to free speech.
Several recent events indicate that Gettr, to remain within the mainstream technological channels, will not share Gab’s complete commitment to free speech.
Gettr permanently banned political commentator Nick Fuentes, an America First conservative, and refused to indicate which of his posts violated the website’s terms of service.
A spokesman later suggested that he may have infringed on vague standards against bigotry, hate, and anti-semitism.