The hacked GabLeaks data also includes over 70k private messages from Gab users, including from Gab's CEO Andrew Torba. Here's great reporting on how he tried to get prominent anti-Semites to start using his site motherjones.com/politics/202…
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Before the failed fascist insurrection on Jan 6, Gab had 1.6 million accounts. After the insurrection, AWS kicked Parler off its service, prompting a flood of 2.4 million exiled Parler users to flee to Gab
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However, these numbers are misleading. The VAST MAJORITY of Gab's 4M accounts are inactive. 65% of them have never posted a single thing. 90% of them have never posted more than 10 times. Only 2.5% (~100,000 accounts) of the accounts have posted 10 times since Dec 1, 2020.
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After the insurrection the number of Gab groups (both private and public) getting created exploded too. But, what's the spike in private groups a few weeks _before_ the insurrection?
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On the night of Dec 22 someone created 46 new private groups on Gab, one for each chapter of the far-right militia the Oath Keepers. The groups don't have posts and most have only 1 member. They either weren't used or the posts were deleted after Jan 6 but before Gab was hacked.
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I also searched the last 2 years of Gab posts for the frequency of different slurs. There was a big spike of anti-Black and homophobic slurs on a single date in February
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Here are the 20 most popular public groups on Gab
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Here are the 20 most popular _private_ groups on Gab
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Here are the Gab accounts with the most followers. Who wouldn't follow these accounts?
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As of late February, when Gab was hacked, this was the post with the most engagement on the whole site (also unlike on Twitter, the @realdonaldtrump on Gab is not, in fact, the real Donald Trump, but rather an account run by @getongab)
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The Gab post that ranks ninth in engagement is from the major QAnon account with 220k followers. Needless to say, his predictions did not come to pass.

10:06 AM · Mar 15, 2021

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GabLeaks includes 7,710 password hashes. Using the GPU on my gaming PC and a ~9000-word list of guesses (by combining a few short password lists from github.com/danielmiessler/Se… and one I made), my GPU crunched numbers for 3 days. I cracked 88 passwords, 49 of which were unique
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The 88 I cracked include: - Trump2020 (3 different users) - Trump2024 - trump2020 Plus plenty of typical weak passwords like: - 123456 - asdf1234 - letmein - password1 Also, as would be expected for Gab, the n-word.
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Several of the accounts with weak passwords I successfully cracked were run by open neo-Nazis, like these two. Also a bunch of QAnon accounts, and some run by typical Republican conspiracy theorists posting anti-vax and 2020 election conspiracies
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Replying to @micahflee @KatCapps
Doesn’t matter to them. They’re like a domesday cult. The bar just gets moved. I believe it was the late Amazing Randi who referred to this as the “persistence of the delusional”
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Didn’t not mean to spell doomsday in the Anglo Saxon style but y’all caught my drift lol
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