The Left-wing is losing its mind over Dissenter

Aaaah someone responded to my article on man-made climate change with facts and a graph that make me look like an idiot!

If the left-wing howls of impotent rage on the internet are anything to go by, the new Free Speech comment section Dissenter was created purely so that the Alt-right could hate on poor widdle journalists.

Free Speech apparently is a far-right invention and is to be treated with the deepest of suspicion and must be suppressed, censored and de-platformed.

Gab which was created as a free speech alternative to Twitter has faced non-stop de-platforming and attacks since it was first created but the creators, rather than quitting, have instead upped the ante and created a free speech comment section for the ENTIRE internet.

No longer can people be silenced. Using Dissenter you can comment on any website including news sites like Stuff where alternative opinions on climate change have been banned.

Complete freedom of speech means that there is zero moderation so rudeness and offensive comments will be allowed on Dissenter; but that is precisely the point of it. Free Speech is for EVERYONE and that includes rude people and offensive people.

If people want a polite and respectful moderated forum they can choose to comment on one like Whaleoil but on news stories where the comment section has been shut down and discussion has been forbidden or where conservative views are censored and removed, Dissenter allows a conversation and a debate to be had.

Here is an example of a comment on Dissenter that would most probably have been been censored by the BBC.

Here are two more examples:

The reaction to Dissenter reveals just how scared of free speech some people are. quote.

Have you ever hated journalists so much that you wanted to create an online commenting system just so you could complain about them behind their backs? Well, we have good news for you. If you?re a card-carrying member of the far-right, you can now shout into the void with Gab?s new social media platform Dissenter, the self-described ?comment section of the internet.? It?s basically StumbleUpon for people who voted for Trump.

Dissenter lets posters share a URL, comment on it, and see if others also have opinions. While the site essentially lets users discuss articles in a centralized place, it also doubles as a stomping ground for randomly complaining about things on the internet. Tweets, YouTube videos, and articles discussing Dissenter regularly flood the service, with very little constructive discussion actually going on in the site.

It?s mostly just an echo chamber for conservative users who want to complain about feminism or Democrats. Hell, you can even install a browser extension to see what your right-wing buddies are saying while you browse through Breitbart.

It?s easy to see why Gab created Dissenter. While most news sites have gradually removed their comments sections amid harassment and dogpiling against journalists?the Daily Dot retired its comments section in 2015?Dissenter is trying to give its users a place to mobilize against mainstream news media and lash out collectively.
For the record, slurs are commonly found on Dissenter and they range from racial epithets to homophobic comments.

Gab creator Andrew Torba acts as if the Dissenter is a free speech haven, but ?free speech? isn?t absolute. There are limits to what one can and should say in a public space. And besides, there are already thousands of other news aggregate websites out there with minimal moderation, letting users pretty much say what they want. Reddit is a classic example. So is Mastodon?s fediverse.

Of course, this is Gab we?re talking about. Gab is a notorious hot spot for the alt-right. The site played home to Tree of Life mass shooter Robert Bowers, who posted to the site before killing 11 and injuring seven during morning Shabbat services. ?Free speech? is just a cover here. Dissenter isn?t about protecting the First Amendment; it?s about letting its users punch down on marginalized journalists, Twitter users, and public figures.[…] end quote

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It is funny how Gab is accused of being an Alt-right hotspot because it was used by Robert Bowers (who also used Twitter and Facebook) but no one calls Facebook a Rape hotspot despite live rape videos being played on its platform as well as videos of people being beaten and killed. Nope, only Gab is held responsible for the actions of one of its users because, unlike Twitter and Facebook, it welcomes ALL speech, not just left-wing and politically correct speech.

Dissenter may as well have been called Disrupter because it is turning the internet on its ear. As the noose tightens on free speech in the Western world, Dissenter is a space where we all can still be heard, a space where our speech cannot be controlled by others. In the culture wars to come, it may well become our battlefield.