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Comment by Goranko
about Minds · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Minds has very good features: video and photo upload, blogs, albums.

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Comment by manshori
about Minds · Sep 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

it very nice but how to donwload this app (open source) ?

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they have apps for android and ios. also, there is always the website

Comment by irpio
about Minds · Mar 2018 · Helpful Not helpful -7 Helpful Report as spam

On cursory review, I see a lot of racist "alt-right" types there. I understand that freedom of speech comes at a price, but I wonder how abusive behaviour is tackled by the platform.

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define "hate speech" That term has become so watered down that it's virtually meaningless. Centrists also aren't "alt-right" and neither are people that are only one inch to the right of the FAR left. George Carlin would be called out as "hate speech" by today's leftists...smh

Nerve touched?

@irpio Swibbz has a point, however, in that hate speech isn't a legally defined term. If you are uncomfortable with people expressing their opinions, especially if you disagree with them, then Minds probably isn't the right place for you. As for "nerve touched", well, perhaps there was a nerve touched, but pointing it out doesn't contribute to anything.

I must add that I don't use Minds myself. However, from reading about the purpose of this platform, I would assume that it has just about every single function that a normal social media platform would offer, and that includes blocking people you don't like.
(After doing a bit of research, I will place my faith into Francois Carpentier's answer here: https://www.quora.com/Is-Minds-com-a-viable-alternative-social-media-as-of-2017 ) EDIT: Oh, the comment was reposted by the same guy here on AlternativeTo in the reviews sections. hahaha)

Aside from that, I wonder what you mean by "abusive behaviour." Is this abusive behaviour people slinging swear words left and right in the name of free speech? Or does it mean spouting ideas that some people may disagree with?

Even then, one should not blame the platform for these "racist alt-rights". We could discuss this all day about how maybe because their ideas are so radical that they weren't accepted on other platforms, that they're not even worth listening to in the first place. Minds takes a different approach in that it allows the free marketplace of ideas to take place. It encourages one to listen to ideas that they like and argue with ideas that they disagree with, without the platform itself preemptively censoring them.

I will place this next statement as a defence to the integrity of ideas: let these "racist alt-right" types of ideas grow on this platform, and if these ideas really are bad, then destroy them with your own ideas. Minds will allow this to happen.

[Edited by TerrifiedTyphlosion, September 29]