Who We Are
Gab is a community of people from around the world who are working together to build open source software products that preserve the freedom of speech, sovereignty, and privacy for everyone on the internet.
Our mission is to protect free expression, decentralize the web, and democratize access to information for all people, everywhere.
Individual liberty, open source software, and user privacy are at the core of our company’s mission and of our community values.
Our community includes people from all different walks of life with diverse ideological beliefs, political opinions, and backgrounds. What we all share is a commitment to free expression on the Internet, free from government or corporate censorship, for everyone on the planet.
Gab.com has over 1 million cumulative registered users from around the world. Our top five markets are the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.
Our community members are volunteers, code contributors, investors, donors, customers, and several have even become employees.
Our Decentralized Social Network
Gab Social is our decentralized and open source social networking platform. Anyone can create and host their own Gab Social server, and if one server gets shut down, the others remain unaffected, and/or others can rise up to replace it with minimal disruption.
Gab.com is our own Gab Social server.
Gab.com has one principal moderation rule: regardless of whether Gab.com’s administrators, outside activist pressure groups, “cancel culture” Internet mobs, foreign governments, or any other persons agree with any user’s political viewpoints, any user’s political speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution will be allowed on the site.
Our Free Speech Web Browser
The Dissenter.com Web Browser (“Dissenter Browser“) is Gab’s open source, free speech-oriented web browser. Dissenter Browser was built to serve as the access and app distribution enabler of the free speech internet. Dissenter Browser comes with a native ad blocker and the Comment Extension built in.
Dissenter browser offers users a privacy-friendly, lightning-fast web browsing experience that also allows them to comment on any URL as they surf the web.
Our Business Models
GabPro is an optional subscription service which unlocks additional features and services that the free versions of our services do not offer. For example, on our social network, GabPro unlocks the ability to become verified, create groups, bookmark posts, and more.
Gab has partnerships with a variety of privacy-friendly affiliates in the VPN industry, domain registrars, and other mission-aligned partners.
Gab sells a variety of merchandise as a revenue stream, including our infamous Make Speech Free Again hat and other products.
We are presently exploring the possibility of developing other free speech- and privacy-oriented projects such as encrypted chat messaging, a blogging platform, email services, and more. Ultimately, the company hopes to offer a full suite of alternative technology products that respect user privacy, free expression, and explore alternative business models that put people first and give them back their digital sovereignty.
Our Censorship-Resistant Payment Processing
Gab has been no-platformed by numerous payment processors including Paypal, Stripe, Coinbase, Square, Bitpay, and more. We believe that Bitcoin is the answer to financial censorship on the internet.
Our plans are to integrate Bitcoin and the Bitcoin Lightning Network into our line of free speech products to empower our users to facilitate commerce. Our goal is to make Bitcoin the payment processing backbone of the free speech internet that Gab is building.
Our Market and Growth
We welcome all people to speak freely. To defend themselves and promote their causes, the oppressed need voices, and if one is to adopt an objective principle that defends the free speech and privacy rights of any oppressed group, one has defended all oppressed groups, whether our management agrees with these groups’ beliefs or not.
As censorship undertaken by and at the behest of major platforms like Twitter and Facebook grows, marginalized people from every background – and the interesting conversations they have – need a safe place to engage in public, and where necessary anonymous, expression.
Traffic to Gab’s website between January and July this year has grown almost 200% while unique visitors to the site are up 180%, according to figures provided by SimilarWeb.
Gab.com and Dissenter.com had 2.5 million unique visitors in the 30-days ending August 28th.
The Internet is an amazing innovation. It was the world’s first ‘decentralized’ communication system. The Internet was designed to combat censorship. It was designed to withstand the forces of onerous governments and corporations. But as the Internet matured, the limits of its initial design are becoming obvious. We believe what was once considered decentralized, is no longer decentralized enough. The free and open Internet has become increasingly controlled and closed by a handful of elites in Silicon Valley. The freedom brought to us by the Internet, and the economic expansion it offers, is under threat.
Thankfully, there are promising new solutions. With these solutions have come promising new opportunities. Market forces are changing and the time is right to begin work on a new foundation. What follows is a chance to participate in the development of a bold and defiant new Internet. One built, funded, and driven by The People.