Social Media Site Gab Is Surging, Even As Critics Blame It For Capitol Violence

Enlarge this image

Gab was founded in 2016 as an almost anti-Twitter. The platform embraces far-right and other extremist provocateurs, including Milo Yiannopoulos and Alex Jones, who have been banned from Facebook and Twitter over incendiary posts. Rafael Henrique/SIPA Images/Reuters

Rafael Henrique/SIPA Images/Reuters

In the days before the insurrection attempt on the Capitol, alternative social media site Gab was lighting up about it.

Some of the discussion on the social media, which is popular among Trump diehards, veered into a level of specificity that caused alarm among outside observers.

“There were directions provided on Gab for which streets to take

→ Continue reading at NPR - Technology

More from author

Related posts


Latest posts

Livermore Announces Long-Awaited Back to School Plan

Livermore Valley Joint Unified announced Friday that they will resume in-person classes next month, joining other school districts around the Bay Area now that...

San Jose: One injured in shooting in city’s Stonegate neighborhood

Police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured Friday night in the Stonegate area of San Jose. Officers responded...

2 Skiers Defy Death in Descent of Yosemite's Half Dome

Two skiers navigated a thin layer of snow with no margin for error down the precipitous shoulder of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park...