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Gab wants to add a comment to everything on the internet



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There is a discussion tool called Dissenter.


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A new tool from fringe social network

Dissenter is a browser extension that lets users make comments on anything from tweets to local news sites , Users can thus up- and down-vote other comments. The accounts are visible to anyone, but commenting requires a gab account.

"This is basically a public square to every URL," CEO Andrew Torba said in a 20-minute Periscope video.

Gab did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In the video, Torba walks through Dissenter and gives examples of places to leave comments. He also ran through the platform's other functions, including a trending news ticker, which is a discovery that faces a different button.

On Twitter Thursday, ie, noted dissenter is open source and it added a sorting feature .

Dissenter comes at a time when platforms are struggling with how to manage what gets posted on their services. In February, YouTube disabled comments for tens of millions of videos and more than 400 channels for the comments that had been left. So, in February, Rotten Tomatoes has changed its policy so you can not come out yet. Captain Marvel movie what already racking up negative reviews, despite having hit theaters yet. Paul Yanover, the president of Fandango owner Rotten Tomatoes, said the change was not a direct result of the Marvel issues.

Meanwhile, Gab has had its share of controversy. Built as an alternative to social media platforms like Twitter, the site lost its GoDaddy domain after reports surfaced that the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue had made anti-Semitic posts there. Other services like Stripe and PayPal also dropped support for Gab. In the video, Torba said he expected Dissenter would get banned from extension.

In the video, Torba said he expected to get banned from extension stores, but so it's possible to install it without getting it from Google. Torba also mentioned Previous and next news: Dissenter built in.

Originally published Feb. 27.
Update, Feb. 28:
Adds additional information on extension.


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