Recently, Facebook has come under the heat of both government and people for its misuse of user data which they had been collecting ever since it came into existence.
And although, in the past they claimed that these data were collected for the betterment of the user experience, eventually we came to know that the data collected were used for in fact as a source of income for the company to grow in the midst of capitalism and data trades & leaks.
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal is a very fine example of how Facebook has managed to successfully trade user data with third party organizations in order to influence and change the previous US elections.
For which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the year 2018 had also apologized for their role in data harvesting and selling when he testified in front of Congress then during question and trails. But, all that and still the misery users unknowingly have to face with Facebook has still not changed much even today.
Even today, when you log in to your Facebook account to find out recent feeds as well as chat with your friends and families, it is quite uncertain whether your data is still being used as traded or not.
And of course Facebook is not alone in the continuation of building this data driven, censorship fueled, left-wing haven. Instagram (also owned by Facebook), WhatsApp (also owned by Facebook), Twitter, YouTube (owned by Google), and various other social networks have been using these same methods for years. It is their true business model.
Given the current social media environment for conservative ideas, creating alternatives to the leftist giants should be a top priority for conservative/libertarian movers and shakers.
If our voices cannot be heard then our ideas cannot be shared. If our ideas cannot be shared then we will lose the next generation of Americans and with them our liberties.
Instead of WhatsApp: Telegram
Telegram is a freeware, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging software and application service. The service also provides end-to-end encrypted video calling, VoIP, file sharing and several other features. It was initially launched for iOS on 14 August 2013 and Android in October 2013.
Instead of Twitter: Gab
Gab is a very popular and growing social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online. All are welcome.
Instead of Instagram: Vero
Vero is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love. Join the community of over 50 million people and express yourself by sharing all the moments of your day––the highlights and everything in between, too.
Instead of Facebook: MeWe
Billing itself as a “Next Generation Social Network,” MeWe is designed as an alternative to popular platforms like Facebook. It’s not quite the young upstart you might think it is, as it was originally founded in 2012, but only left its smaller-scale beta testing initiative in 2015. Since then it’s expanded its feature set, but has claimed to retain one core value above all else: privacy.
In Addition: Minds
Free your mind and get paid for creating content, driving engagement and referring friends. Minds is a social networking platform to have open conversations and bring people together under the principles of freedom, transparency and privacy. You control your experience.
In Addition: CloutHub
CloutHub is a next-generation social network for social, civic and political networking. They aim to empower members to connect, collaborate and influence the issues they care about. They state they are on a mission to help change the world by giving everyone a platform to have their voice heard and where everyone can make a difference.
Instead of YouTube: BitChute
BitChute is a video hosting service that aims to put creators first and provide them with a service that they can use to flourish and express their ideas freely.
Instead of YouTube: Odysee
Odysee is a new video site that CEO Jeremy Kauffman said was created to recapture some of the freedom and independence of the internet he grew up with — an internet where “anyone could speak and anyone could have a voice.” It’s currently the most promising alternative to YouTube.
Instead of Rumble: Brighteon
Instead of Rumble: BrandNewTube
BrandNewTube is a video upload website based in the United Kingdom that was launched in late 2020. The aim appears to be a replacement for YouTube and Rumble channels that have been de-platformed. According to their about page, “we will not de-platform you, remove your content simply because it may question a particular narrative or upset someone else’s point of view.”