Please read the Community Guidelines ("Agreement") carefully before clicking the "I Accept" button, downloading or using Gab ("Application"). By clicking the "I Accept" button, downloading or using the Application, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This Agreement is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and Gab AI Inc and it governs your use of the Application made available to you by Gab AI Inc. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, do not click on the "I Accept" button and do not download or use the Application. The Application is licensed, not sold, to you by Gab AI Inc for use strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
Gab’s mission is to put people and free speech first. We believe that the only valid form of censorship is an individual’s own choice to opt-out. Gab empowers users to filter and remove unwanted followers, words, phrases, and topics they do not want to see in their feeds. However, we do take steps to protect ourselves and our users from illegal activity, spam, and abuse. By signing up for Gab, all users agree to adhere to the policies set forth below. Failure to comply will result in sanctions as explained in our How We Enforce Our Guidelines section.
Gab’s policy is to follow all applicable laws in The United States of America, the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s rulings on the First Amendment. We use the Court’s rulings, precedents and judgments as our guiding principles for protecting and empowering free speech and expression. You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or illegal activities.
Threats and Terrorism:
Users are prohibited from calling for the acts of violence against others, promoting or engaging in self-harm, and/or acts of cruelty, threatening language or behaviour that clearly, directly and incontrovertibly infringes on the safety of another user or individual(s). We may also report the user(s) to local and/or federal law enforcement, as per the advice of our legal counsel.
Gab follows the U.S. Department of State’s definitions of terrorism and list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s proscribed list of terrorist groups, organizations and/or individuals.
Gab has a zero tolerance policy for all illegal pornography. Applicable materials will be removed and relevant accounts will be dealt with appropriately as per the advice of our legal counsel. We reserve the right to ban accounts that share said material in question. We may also report the user(s) to local and/or federal law enforcement, as per the advice of our legal counsel.
Legal pornography is permitted, so long as the user clearly marks applicable content as #NSFW (Not Safe For Work). The #NSFW tag can be applied to individual pieces of content as well as entire user accounts. By default, #NSFW content is hidden. Users can opt-in to view NSFW content in their profile settings. Any pornographic content that is not marked #NSFW is subject to removal or to the #NSFW tag being added to the content or account(s). Users can flag content that is not marked #NSFW using our flagging system. Gab follows the Stewart Standard Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964) on what constitutes pornography and obscene content.
Users are prohibited from posting the confidential information of users. This includes but not limited to; home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, passport numbers, credit card information, banking information, without their written, expressed authorization and consent.
Non-U.S. residents and citizens must follow the laws of their domicile pertaining to online conduct, communication and content. Gab AI, Inc. will respect the territorial sovereignty of nation-states and their applicable laws pertaining to online communications, though we urge governments of the world to consider Articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
You may not at any time infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, or intellectual property of Gab AI, Inc. We will respond to and act on notices of alleged copyright and/or trademark infringement.
Misrepresenting Gab Badges:
You will not attempt to, misuse or imitate our verification badges, donor badges and any other badges introduced by Gab. Failure to comply will result in the suspension of said account(s).
You will not impersonate any brand, business, or personal entity that is not your own. Parody accounts are allowed, but must be clearly labeled as a “parody account.” Accounts that attempt to impersonate others with the intention of deceiving users will be subject to suspension. We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold a legitimate claim, copyright and/or trademark to said usernames.
Multiple account abuse:
You will not create multiple accounts on Gab with overlapping uses. Accounts that engage in vote manipulation with multiple accounts will be removed. Creating multiple accounts to evade temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed and may result in a user’s outright expulsion from Gab.
Users may not engage in username squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than six months may be subjected to removal.
Some Examples of Spam:
You may not use Gab for activities that pertain to transactions involving:
Illegal narcotics, steroids, controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, stolen goods including digital and virtual goods, services that facilitate the financial exploitation of others, ammunition, firearms, firearm parts and/or accessories, weapons or knives that are unlawful in one’s domicile. Please follow the laws of your jurisdiction and adhere to prudence when in doubt.
How We Enforce Our Guidelines:
Gab treats all people with respect and dignity, regardless of their background, origins and point of view. We give users the full benefit of the doubt and work to communicate with them when enforcing guidelines and other rules. We enforce our guidelines in many ways, including, but not limited to:
Reminding you to kindly follow our Community Guidelines, Terms, Privacy and End-User License Agreement, in the event a breach has occurred, beyond a reasonable doubt.
Adding #NSFW tags to all pornographic, debauched and concupiscent video and/or image content.
The immediate extirpation of any and all illegal content.
The intermittent, temporary, permanent suspension of account(s), or an outright expulsion from Gab and its services.