Free speech on the internet seems to be a fleeting privilege. Many Left-wing people argue that every private corporation has a right to censor your speech, and that you aren’t free to say what you want, when you want it, where you want to say it. This has created quite the conundrum, because many major social media services censor specific kinds of speech they deem “inappropriate”, and the measures to police said speech continue to evolve and expand at a rapid clip. Well, GAB.ai’s Andrew Torba has a supplementary solution in the form of Dissenter, a free-to-download comment extension for your browser that allows you to drop comments on any web page across the internet.
Andrew Torba announced the availability of Dissenter on February 25th, 2019 over on Twitter.
— Gab.com (@getongab) February 26, 2019
You can download Dissenter’s free extension from over on the Dissenter.com website.
The installation isn’t mostly pain free, as you’ll simply need to download the zip file, extract the folder into a directory, open up your browser (such as Chrome, for example) go into the Extensions, turn on developer mode, and load the Dissenter folder into the browser. That’s it; you’re done.
If you have a GAB.ai account simply log into the extension near the top of the web browser bar and then proceed to input the URL of the place where you want to comment. It’s exceptionally useful and you can just click on the browser extension icon to pop open the comment box and leave comments on the web page you’re visiting, or you can do so through the Dissenter main app page. You can see a demonstration of how it works below.
It literally works anywhere, and even includes the ability to post comments in the pop-out window on just about any webpage, as demonstrated below.
Yep, that’s right… you can basically create a new comment section on YouTube even if the video itself has comments disabled.
Do you know what this means? That’s right… you can finally leave comments on Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes Vs Women In Video Games series, which have historically kept all comments disabled on YouTube.
Ah, I wonder what sort of healthy discussions and intellectual debates will sprout up around Sarkeesian’s videos? Even more importantly, I wonder what the very first comments will be on Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women In Games series?
As you can see, this applies to any website, any comment section, any video site, and any social media service.
Yes, this also means that no matter how much internet services and mainstream media outlets like CNN attempt to shut down discussion and censor opposing views, you can now roll out the honest truth on any news story thanks to Dissenter.
(Thanks for the news tip Gameplay)