Gab Launches Payment Processing Service

( Social media platform Gab is getting into the payment processing industry, hoping to provide people with an alternative to major payment processing companies that have blacklisted conservatives over the last few years.

The company has said its payment platform will be online at It will provide payment processing services for any business that doesn’t want to rely on pro-censorship, established companies.

Gab published a FAQ about its new service, pointing out that many of the established payment processing companies cancel their services for certain clients.

It reads, in part:

“Many third-party aggregates, such as PayPal, Square and Stripe, automate their systems so that merchants are bulk imported and approved quickly. Their policy is to ‘approve’ as many accounts as possible and deal with the fallout later. Often, this results in businesses being ‘canceled.’ They also cancel accounts they disagree with politically.”

Gab was financially blacklisted itself, so it knows a thing or two about the practice. The social media platform, which launched in 2016 after censorship rose on mainstream platforms such as Twitter, was blacklisted in 2019 by Visa, PayPal and Stripe.

The FAQ continued to explain how Gab’s payment platform would be different:

“In contrast, we are committed to thoroughly reviewing every business that passes our way and can give the most honest advice. We pledge never to discriminate based on political ideology or your vaccination status. We pre-vet each company according to national banking standards and provide recommendations accordingly.

“We also pride ourselves on placing businesses that others deem ‘high risk’ or ‘hard to place’ and finding solutions when others cannot. We don’t promise solutions for everyone, but we can guide you to your best next steps. Our network allows us to find the best option instead of forcing you into a one-size-fits-all processing model.”

Nothing Gab has done in its history could ever be considered “one-size-fits-all.” They found success over the last few years from people who are pro-free speech, and who hate the way that platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have arbitrarily suspended or banned accounts and removed posts that don’t align with their liberal viewpoints.

Gab has often been forced to defend its position, which is quite ridiculous considering what it stands for. After it was blacklisted by Stripe and PayPal, the company released a statement that said:

“ operates on one rule: if political speech is legal in the United States, that speech is allowed on Gab. Companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Netflix, Patreon, Square and Stripe disagree with this proposition, and believe not only that it is morally correct to dictate to Internet users what opinions we are and are not allowed to hold, but that it is morally correct to deplatform any company that disagrees with the California consensus, and actively suppress opinions, as well as the people who express them, where their users’ beliefs don’t accord with corporate interests.”

Gab already provided that alternative to people with their social media platform. Now, they are hoping to help businesses find financial freedom as well.