CEO of social media app Gab: ‘What we’re seeing right now is the rise of communism, plain and simple’
“I had very close relationships inside of Facebook, Twitter, and Google,” he said. “So I got to see really the evils of their business model up close and personal for many years.”
By Josh Plank, World Israel News
Following the ban of President Donald Trump and thousands of his supporters from Twitter and Facebook, Gab CEO Andrew Torba said that people all over the world are terrified of big tech censorship, causing them to flee the social media giants in favor of free speech alternatives like Gab and Parler.
“We’ve never seen this type of growth in the company’s history,” said Torba in an interview with Pennsylvania’s WBRE-TV, which was posted on his Gab account Tuesday.
Torba said that Gab has gained up to 600,000-700,000 new community members daily since last week’s Capitol protests. He said the spike in membership is “unprecedented” since the company’s founding in 2016. According to Torba, 40 million people have visited the site this week alone.