Vice is basically a cacophony of bullshit. Of course they'd believe gab's nonsense about user numbers
"Hey look we're a MASSIVE federated fork of masto, with our user base of long abandoned accounts that we've imported to inflate numbers so investors don't tell us to fuck off"
Masto tracks how many active users there are on a node. Gab has so few they removed it so no one could see. The most popular hashtag they had only had 40 people on it.
@sophia yeah there is no way they are already the most popular instance. Pawoo is probably 10 times more active then they are.
the personal instance of Liaizon Wakest