IT’S TIME: Here Are Your Free Speech Social Media Alternatives To Facebook, Twitter, And YouTube
- November 13, 2020
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Social Media
Not all alternatives are best fit for every user, this list of free speech alternatives is to help those transitioning away from traditional social media. Why are people doing this? Well, it’s become crystal clear that Big Tech has no interest in stepping away from abusing their “sensitivity” filters. During this election cycle, they completely censored a breaking story from the New York Post. Then, they held their account hostage. After that, they stood in front of the senate and pretended there was no bias.
It didn’t stop there, on election night they censored major media pundit Mark Levin and they continue to censor the sitting President of the United States. Its no wonder people are fleeing Twitter and Facebook for social media alternatives. The social media network Parler has been top download for nearly two weeks running. The Parler network was hit so hard with incoming users that it suffered performance issues.
Facebook Alternative – MeWe
MeWe is a network built on Trust, Control, Safety, And Privacy, here is a summary of the network. Because Facebook is centered around deeper more meaningful connections, MeWe is a great alternative for it.
Trust – MeWe has an honorable business model where members are customers to serve and respect, not data to be shared or sold.
Control – You have full control over your newsfeeds and the order of how posts appear. We do not manipulate, filter, or change the order of your newsfeeds.
Safety – MeWe is committed to creating a safe place for all walks of life to communicate and connect without fear of intimidation or bullying.
Positive Connections – MeWe empowers you and enriches your world. It’s the fun, uplifting social media experience in the spirit of trust, control and love.
The MeWe network also includes its own Privacy Bill of Rights, take a look:
- You own your personal information & content. It is explicitly not ours.
- You never receive targeted third-party advertisements or targeted third-party content. We think that’s creepy.
- You have full control over your newsfeed and the order of how posts appear.
- We do not manipulate, filter, or change the order of your newsfeeds. Only you can do that.
- Permissions & privacy are your rights. You control them.
- You control who can access your content.
- You can opt out of our member directory to protect your privacy.
- We do not sell your personal information to anyone.
- Your face is your business. We do not use facial recognition technology.
- You have the right to delete your account and take your content with you at any time.
Twitter Alternative – Parler
Twitter is a completely different experience than Facebook. The interaction between users is built on transparency more than it is privacy and etiquette. For this reason, Twitter is a more “raw” communications network. For this reason, Parler is the best alternative for Twitter. Parler is actually reminiscent of Twitter prior to their implementation of “sensitivity filters” following the 2016 election. Here is their summary:
The world’s town square: Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views. Engage with real people, not bots. Parler is people and privacy-focused, and gives you the tools you need to curate your Parler experience.
Real conversation on the world’s premier free speech platform – Parler protects our community members’ rights and privacy. Parler is here to help people with varying life experiences, and from all walks of life communicate on a platform which treats them as equals.
A higher ethical standard – Parler believes that people are entitled to security, privacy, and freedom of expression. All personal data is kept confidential, and never sold to third parties. Our concise Community Guidelines are based on fair and just legal precedent, and are enforced by a Community Jury.
Parler citizen Verification – The Parler community is built on trust. Our verification process helps to keep out bots, and encourages civil discourse. Take the next step in pursuing these important values by becoming a Verified Parler Citizen.
YouTube Alternative – Rumble
YouTube is probably one of the biggest networks involved in capitalizing on information dissemination. Their sensitivity filters are akin to breaking through concrete with your bare hands. A viable alternative to this network is Rumble. Here is their summary:
Rumble, our flagship brand provides video creators a way host, manage, distribute, create OTT feeds and monetize their content. One of the things Rumble does best, is providing audiences that will generate revenue for video creators.
Rumble.com is where video creators can host, share, create channels, monetize, and distribute their content across the internet and television from a single centralized video platform. For publishers, newsrooms and brands, Rumble helps identify, source, validate and acquire licenses to the most important social videos on the web. The company boasts an army of over 12,000 creators that have contributed to a portfolio of over 80,000 social and viral videos.
Rumble.com, a social video platform announced the launch of premium video ads for creators and publishers. Through the Rumble video player, both the video creator and publisher are now able to generate revenue from embedding the player on their own blogs, websites, and social channels.
Choosing their news and media sources wisely is critical as America moves past the 2020 election. The major networks have learned the power and influence they have over the dissemination of information, the only way we can protect ourselves is to participate as little as possible.