The bot/troll attacks of yesterday on my favorite micro-blogging / social-networking site caused quite an inconvenience to those of us who choose to use the site responsibly. I welcome this move by Gab’s CEO with a strong sense of relief. Things are running smoothly there once again.
Closing “open registration” and restricting new membership to “invitation only” while tightening the security protocols is a very good move. When I joined Gab over two years ago there was no “open registration.” I and all the early members had to apply to get in and then wait for our “invitations” before we were allowed to join the site. The #GabFam grew quickly then and became strong. Thank you, Andrew, for this.