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Gab or Gab.ai is another pump and dump scam set up by (((Andrew Torba))) in 2016, a former member of Y Combinator who saw the rise of the alt-right during the 2016 presidential election and realised that he had another bunch of sheep he could use to pawn off his inferior social media competitor to Twitter using only a $49 dollar social media template along with someone else's microblogging code that their CPO forked on Github along with PHP that can be 6 months+ out of date depending on who you ask. Torba realised that if you market yourself to them as a "free speech alternative" that they will buy it hook, line and sinker, so you can do whatever the fuck you want and the sheepish fanbase will do the advertising on Twitter, ironically, for you by making sure they and spamming anyone about the latest new fad like there aren't already 300 fucking micro-blogging alternatives that are also a complete ghosttown. Of course they need your your donations while you receive nothing in return, not even a tax deduction thanks to the fact that they are a for-profit enterprise. Enjoy getting swindled.
They had a small surge in popularity because Twitter is run by a bunch of leftist retards who will ban anybody on short notice. However their userbase is stagnant because the entire site is a giant circlejerk of Trump supporters who need a safe space, where nobody challenges them with facts. Also due to the fact that it actually isn't functionally all that better than Twitter, and in some cases much worse. This in turn has led them to have to backpedal against the fact that they pandered to the alt-right since the start and actually be just as draconian as their main competitor.
Andrew Torba/Torbahax - Founder and CEO
Getting kicked out of Y Combinator
One of Torba's main narratives and reasons about being so passionate about this new venture is due to what he says was his experience at Y Combinator, where he says he has been unfairly and maliciously thrown out of that and it's private network Bookface, to what he calls a purge due to supporting Donald Trump and that merely saying to BUILD THE WALL made them feel unsafe enough to kick him out for expressing his political views; per his interview with Breitbart. A sympathetic audience will of course not challenge his version of events, like for example why Peter Thiel stays and he doesn't; Andrew says it's due to Thiel being a billionaire, when in actual reality it's because he doesn't harass people in Y Combinator for having different political beliefs.
Let's actually see the tweet he made, his Twitter has since been suspended, but that doesn't stop the fact that people already have their own copies:
What he doesn't tell you that the image is of an actual message of a Bookface user, which means essentially that he is already starting a fight and going after the users that he is claiming to not harass in the first place.
What finally led to him being kicked out however was due to that in response to being called out in that network (not even by name) for doing that, by basically having a complete rageful spergfest because other people don't like that he's acting like a complete cunt.
Of course these were the actions of a completely innocent man who didn't deserve to get kicked out off the service that so many budding entrepreneurs wish it could use to the full extent that Torba did in setting up his previous businesses.
His public filing documents in founding Gab
This is all publicly available so anyone asking to remove this can also fuck off per our removal policy regarding dox. We should also let you know that he really does not like this being made aware to anybody.
Other sites registered to his name
Most of Torba's previous websites and business relate entirely to ads, and therefore should give you a clue into how they plan to monetise your user data. In particular how you can automatically track users and data in order to market to them more effectively. Seems to have worked rather well to entice people to sign up to Gab.
Torba uses < > instead of ((( ))) because he is Jew
Torba bitches about getting kicked off a website he doesn't even use anymore
Torba wages ineffective war with Apple for rejecting their app
Torba spends 36 long minutes talking about Instagram ads
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Ekrem Büyükkaya - Co-Founder and CPO
Being the exact demographic Gab's userbase hates
Ekrem made these quotes in awhere he attempts to bend so far back it reaches spine-breaking levels.
Begging for PHP coding work online
Gab will snitch you out to your law enforcement
—Gab EULA, http://pastebin.com/EhcssEHS
Due to this, Ron Brynaert decided to ask Gab on Twitter these questions, to which he got no reply, we encourage you to also ask Gab these questions because we believe that you asking them might cause Torba to sperg out again.
Gab at their security holes
Torba has had shit OPSEC before per passwords
This image below is from one of the known emails of Torba. Once again it does not look pretty, pretty fucked up but not pretty.
If you were dumb enough to make an account on Gab, play that above game. Try and log out. Go on. See if you can do it. Remember this is cybersecurity 101. Even people who take Computer Science III should know this.
That's right, Gab used to not even pass images through their own servers before displaying them to you (some of which were in non-encrypted HTTP), which means congratulations your personal data was at risk for even looking at any image on their service.
It took them until someone actually pointed it out publicly, for them to publicly deny that this security hole was real and then patched it.
Gab reads your Twitter DMs and write tweets on your behalf
Congratulations you retards, through OAuth you have basically given them complete access to your entire Twitter, and then they can pass it on to law enforcement per their EULA. Fucking retards.
Gab mocks you if someone else gives them your personal info
Being completely serious about user security if you need to let them know urgently that someone has falsely registered using your info they will proceed to mock you publicly on their Twitter about it. "Move on".
Gab having all their verified donors leaked publicly
Due to their known lack of security regarding XSS injections, their financial model of having people pay for verification ended up causing their users a bit of bother when the entire list was published on. This naturally lead to Torba having to quickly enter damage control and blame it all on "SJW Goons" and not his own lack of ability to actually give his users the security they need.
—Andrew Torba, Telling you what is and isn't hacking
Of course, they also decided to get the pastebin taken down, because apparently in their minds a public list is something that needs to be taken down ASAP, about as much consistency as Torba does with free speech.
The level of deluded arrogance disturbed part of Gab's own userbase to the point that they were actively criticising him on his own social network:
And others decided that no matter what their Dear Leader does, they will always defend him to their very last. #SharedFate:
|Torba. We're being serious. You have responsibility over thousands of users who trusted you. Tell them the truth.|
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