Gab, a more conservative-friendly alternative social media platform to Twitter, claimed Saturday it is gaining 10,000 users an hour in the wake of Twitter permanently suspending President Trump’s account.
“The traffic just keeps growing hang tight, even more servers on the way today,” Gab CEO Andrew Torba wrote on the site Saturday.
Trump and several prominent supporters like Gen. Michael Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell were also banned from Twitter following the deadly pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.
Torba tweeted late Saturday the site had 18 million visits Saturday and 500,000 new users.
Gab, which launched a few years ago, calls itself a “social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the new free flow of information online.”