General Galt-Right Rally

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    Weird, I almost posted a thread about Gab earlier today.

    It seems they mostly have a reputation as a platform for the alt-right and that makes me wonder if they will be successful at attracting mainstream users or if it's destined to remain an echo chamber for a narrow group of users and ideas.

    Also, apparently Microsoft is contemplating kicking them off their Azure platform and this isn't the first time I've heard of them running into hosting difficulties where those hosting the site weren't as committed to free speech as they were:

    Microsoft threatened to stop hosting the alt-right’s favorite social network
     
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    I guess free speech is only available to the "left" in today's world.
     
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    Mainstream is 85% of the media reporting 92% negative news on the president.
     
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    i made a gab account a few months back .. i havent really used it though
     
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    Never registered for twitter since it appeared to be a sjw and complainer social network. After the bullshit recently, I'm happy to sign up for Gab and support them. The monopoly of social networks can't be just those of one ideology.
     
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    @Splinty@Splinty can we make it so gab.ai post can embed here?
     
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    That seems to be the case at the present time, yes.

    Some think we're headed toward a second civil war, as the right feels more and more constricted. I'm not sure I could see that happening any time soon--life is still too comfortable for most people--but shit like this does make me go "Hmm" and wonder.

    @Kneeblock@Kneeblock and I were having a discussion last night where we touched on when it's appropriate to escalate situations beyond mere words and on to actual action--violence--and one thing I can tell you is that making people feel like their rights are being restricted is a good way to push things over that line.
     
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    i can hardly wait for the influx of actual alt right nazis and antisemites who join up from gab.liberal heads are going to explode
     
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    Hopefully all the Trumptards go there and stop shitting up Twitter
     
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    All of the services that are there to prevent erosion of free speech have largely just attracted trolls and Nazis and edgelords...

    It's probably good to have a slant towards a Free Speech policy. But if you Market it, it becomes a siren song for malcontents.

    The internet is a weird place of extremes.
     
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    I just read an interesting couple of articles about how the alt-right has created an "alternative Internet," more or less, including:

    Gab (alt-Twitter)
    WrongThink (alt-Facebook)
    PewTube (alt-YouTube) - this one doesn't seem to be functioning
    Voat (alt-Reddit)
    Infogalactic (alt-Wikipedia)

    . . . and my personal favorite, a dating site of their own: WASP.love (alt-Match.com)

    I think a group of sites that are genuinely focused on free speech, and that caters to any viewpoint, might stand some chance of success. I mean, if Gab can say, "Well, we're just like Twitter, but we respect your free speech!" then that could work.

    But if the goal is to call these "free speech" platforms but really what they mean are alt-right platforms, then that seems less likely to actually attract enough users to survive and be of use for the masses.
     
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    Yeah, as I was just saying in my last post this is what I think as well.

    I would think the goal would be to populate the service mostly with regular, run-of-the-mill, mainstream users, but then just have policies in place to protect the right of those on the fringes to express themselves as they wish. As it stands though, I'm not sure I see any of these services attracting many mainstream users (or even really wanting them, it seems).
     
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    Wth...



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    What does "white nationalist" mean, only white'ish skin?

    F it, I'm signing up, maybe they can turn me.
     
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  22. MachidaKarate

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    LOL.

    Not sure if you're serious about being unfamiliar with White Nationalism, but if so:

    White nationalism - Wikipedia

    Also, go and look up Stormfront and lurk for an hour and you should have an idea of what it's all about.

    P.S. I have to wonder how many active users that dating site actually has.
     
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    Have heard that when something competitive gets big enough to challenge, it promptly gets bought out or compromised.
     
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    I just watched that one...was like whoa
     
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