Gab, founded in 2016, coins itself as the “free speech social network” with a mission to “defend, protect and preserve free speech online for all people,” according to its website description.

The platform looks like a mix of Twitter (TWTR) and Facebook (FB) and users can post what it bills as “gabs” of no more than 300 characters. But, unlike those mainstream social media networks, Gab features virtually no moderation of the content users post.

Gab also has a pro-subscription tier, a merchandise shop and its own web browser extension “Dissenter” that creates it owns commenting system.