"In a way, “the purge” was the best thing to ever happen to Gab. Suddenly, the small social network that was built by a conservative Christian Republican and promises “free speech” for all, became more active than it had ever been.Banned from Twitter? This site promises you can say whatever you want. - The Washington Post
“The purge” is what the alt-right — a small, far-right movement that embraces racist, white nationalist and populist beliefs — called a sweeping series of permanent suspensions carried out by Twitter just after the election, beginning hours after the platform strengthened its policies on “hateful conduct” and made it much easier for users to report accounts in violation."
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Banned from Twitter? This site promises you can say whatever you want. - The Washington Post
Tangentially, see News Outlets Rethink Usage of the Term ‘Alt-Right’ (NYT)