by Luke Rohlfing, Big League Politics:
“It’s time to take Gab and apply it to the entire internet.”
Gab.com, known as the free speech alternative to Twitter, is creating a browser plugin to add a comment section to every website on the Internet.
Andrew Torba, who founded and runs Gab has shared a number of screenshots showing the plugin in action, commenting on websites with unavailable comment sections, and on websites with harsh moderating standards.
Commenting on YouTube videos that can’t be removed by CNN 😂 pic.twitter.com/2jf0llaILO
— Gab.com (@getongab) 13 February 2019
Commenting on a Wikipedia article that admins and activists are camping on to push their agenda: pic.twitter.com/K5L5Sjo2wu
— Gab.com (@getongab) 14 February 2019
All comments are run through Gab, which uses the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as their standard of moderation, meaning that the comments will only be removed if they violate the law, or violate a slim category of offences, such as doxxing, which Gab disallows.
Big League Politics reached out to Torba, who describes the comment section extension having three parts.
The most anticipated part is the browser extension, which Torba explains will allow users to “view/create a comment section on any url, including tweets, YouTube videos, news articles, etc…”