Far-Right Extremists Rejoice
Gab Introduces Dissenter
Cristal M Clark
If you are not familiar with Gab, it is a social network that has been described as “extremist friendly,” and provides a safe environment where users such as conservative, libertarian, nationalist, populist, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, sovereign citizens and the like can post any rhetoric that they would like, up to and including encouraging mass shootings.
Robert Gregory Bowers, who was the perpetrator of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting in October 2018 massacre, posted a message indicating an immediate intent to harm before the shooting; Bowers had a history of making extreme, antisemitic postings on Gab.
It’s a site that both law enforcement and journalists use on a regular basis so as to keep an eye on the far-right extremists here in the United States as well as abroad.
And now, Gab is introducing Dissenter, which according to the email I received is described as:
“Gab.com is pleased to officially launch its sister product, Dissenter.
Dissenter is the comment section of the Internet.
Dissenter creates a free speech comment section for any URL on the web. Users can access comment threads on a URL by searching for the link on Dissenter’s web app at dissenter.com. Alternatively, if users install the free and open-source Dissenter browser extension, users can see comments being made on any URL they navigate to displayed in a sidebar in their browser.
Dissenter.com thus extends Gab’s reach, and its free speech platform, across the entire internet. Anyone with a Gab.com account can access Dissenter, and utilize it to express themselves on any content on the internet in any way they see fit, as long as their chosen form of expression is legal in the United States.
Dissenter has become a necessary tool due to rampant corporate censorship of ordinary internet users, whether that takes the form of YouTube demonetizing millions of videos and removing comment sections, Facebook and Instagram banning British activist Tommy Robinson for his political opinions, or Netflix banning comedy shows at the behest of Saudi princes.
A free, open-source utility that allows people to dissent from orthodoxy and express what they are really thinking, without fear of reprisal, is essential in order to wrest control of the Internet and public discourse from Silicon Valley tech giants.
Gab.com and dissenter.com lead the way in keeping the Internet free. All people are welcome to use our products to express themselves freely.
Finally, Gab no longer requires an invite code to join. Tell a friend. 🙂
Yes, it lets users comment on pretty much anything on the internet. According to a report by Vice News:
“Movie review website Rotten Tomatoes announced that it was switching off comments on the new Captain Marvel movie this week, over concerns that trolls planned to leave negative comments following remarks by the film’s star Brie Larson.”
But Dissenter users are already giving their opinions on the movie and Rotten Tomatoes decision.
“When Captain Marvel was first announced, I was happy that we were finally getting a female-led superhero in the [Marvel Comic Universe], but then, Brie Larson opened her mouth with her anti-white male tirades and the promotion for the movie itself was clearly taking a feminist approach,” Gab user Andrew Sparling commented.
More alarmingly the user comments on YouTube channels where comments have previously been disabled can now be commented on, again. As of last week, YouTube purged the site of tens of millions of comments after they found that they were being used to direct users to potentially sexual videos of children, allowing them to participate in a “soft-core pedophile ring.”
Users of Dissenter have already had quite a bit to say about that and are redirecting readers to some of those videos that can be found elsewhere.
Once the browser extension has been added, users can comment anytime anywhere, they can simply just type in a URL and start typing away.
Suffice it to say, this is quite alarming and is something law enforcement is going to really have to be mindful of. Hate breeds hate and in today’s world it’s something to keep a close eye on.
Cristal M Clark