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    As a social network infamous for its strict character limits on posts and feeds that update in real-time, Twitter has grown into one of the most ubiquitous social networks and websites on the entire Internet, used as a source for communication and news alike.

    It’s easy to see why, considering its easy to use and understand user interface and availability on the most popular platforms. Its popularization of hashtags and trends make you feel like you're participating in a global conversation.

    It's hard to match the platform availability that Twitter has, but it's been met with criticism on its policies in regard to what can and cannot be discussed. There are alternatives to Twitter that highlight free speech, as well as those that are decentralized in order to ensure impartiality and total user control.

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    1. Gab Social is an open source and fully decentralized social network powered by the Gab Platform. It is the new social network of Gab.com. This change was made to further Gab's commitment to its users trust and privacy online.

      Warning

      Gab is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people

      Gab vs Twitter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Gab is a great alternative to Twitter.
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      bernieshowalter Free. No commercials. No shadow banning or censorship of Views.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      GAB does not censor free speech, but instead allows users to mute users/ content themselves. Superior to corporate censorship.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      onkoe It's effectively a worse version of Twitter and Mastodon - less content, worse content, and the views of Gab AI as a corporation are pushed on you. Unlike Twitter, they make no attempt to be mellow; they will commonly say in newsletters that Christianity is their biggest concern. That said, there is no censorship, but Mastodon/Twitter are much better experiences.
      Top negative comment  3 months ago

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      3li0 Gab is a solid social network, whereas twitter and facebook censor information Gab does the opposite, it lets the user decide what is relevant to them and effectively does not treat their user base like five year olds.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      No censorship alongside many more improvements. Gab is like a public square while Twitter is like watching TV.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      Gab is NOT a haven for extremists. It's a haven for people like me who want to get away from extremists. There's no censorship of your views and opinions because the CEO doesn't like them and it's totally free of the cancel-culture lobby.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Open to Conservative voices
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Decentralized, GNU Social-compatible micro-blogging engine.
      Mastodon vs Twitter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mastodon is a great alternative to Twitter.
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      Decentralized social media app that doesn't collect private data, has no advertisements and uses free and open source software. Censorship free due to ability to host your own instances. No recommendation algorithms that contribute to online radicalization. Optimizable and extendable for individual needs due to being open source.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      Mastodon takes the good stuff of Twitter, adds in good moderation, and is decentralized and hate-free. If you just want to share your life or thoughts, this is the place. The 500 character limit is also very helpful, as well as instances for certain communities and common interests.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      onkoe A better version of what Gab was trying to do. Federation is built into its core, so communities of users can be created, but the Fediverse has you covered. Everyone is linked together so long as they don't break the rules. No censorship, good content, and nice people. Great alternative!
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      XanderLeaDaren It’s part of the Fediverse
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Lot better than twitter plus lot safer
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Mogster Similar to Twitter but decentralized with no ads, no tracking and open source!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Open source, secure, customisable, and managed by people who care about the quality of it's users
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    3. We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.
      Minds vs Twitter opinions
      Most users think Minds is a great alternative to Twitter.
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      samclark It'a FB, Twitter and youtube rolled into one.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      thomasfrankenbach some posts are from Minds + Users - to see them you need a Minds + Account, wich is not free.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      kozumel Got kicked out recently... no reason why, cannot login, password recovery does not work and won't be able to use the same @ if willing to sign up again because it is "already taken". This looks to me like if my account has been stolen in some way a couple of months ago but I am not able to get it back again since help is just not working. Too bad.
      Top negative comment  8 months ago

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      iamdesmondking Minds is equally secured, zero tolerance to spammers
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      I have been on Minds.com since the beginning.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      twiinscorpio More of an Alt To Facebook. Great site. 100 times better than facebook.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      free speech. no censorship. no politcal bullcrap. simple, honest and true. hope they do now become a political social conglomerate under disguised as leftist.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    4. Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want.
      Diaspora vs Twitter opinions
      Some users think Diaspora is a great alternative to Twitter, some don't.
      Diaspora makes great use of hashtags, and has a large user base with many established instances. It also allows a person to have an account there but connect across other platforms like GNUSocial, Friendica and Hubzilla
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      because you can type what you want and they won't ban you for it!
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      not a micro blogging site.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      decentralized and easy to use
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      clacke_ Diaspora is a network, not a single service. You can run your own service ("pod"), and still follow users from other pods in the network, and like and comment on their posts.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      velnemed Diaspora is a Facebook alternative, it's not Twitter-like
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    5. Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram. Federated, Ad-Free, No algorithms, No 3rd party analytics or tracking. Can run on your own server.


    6. GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase.
      GNU social vs Twitter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks GNU social is a great alternative to Twitter.
      godisinthewind It is very similar to twitter, but it is decentralized. In many instances the character count is higher which is nice.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    7. Nitter is a free and open-source front-end mirror of Twitter, which allows you to consult Twitter, with a focus on privacy.
      Nitter vs Twitter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nitter is a great alternative to Twitter.
      It's a good front-end alternative to Twitter, if you like privacy and such. It's not an alternative _service_ to Twitter, as it still connects to Twitter servers.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    8. Pleroma is a free, federated social networking server built on open protocols. It is compatible with GNU Social, Mastodon, and many other ActivityPub and OStatus implementations.
      Pleroma vs Twitter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pleroma is a great alternative to Twitter.
      clacke_ Pleroma is part of the OStatus fediverse and the ActivityPub fediverse. Your service is only one out of many, and you can interact with users running SocialHome, Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, PeerTube and other services, and like and comment on their content. If you don't like how your service is run, you can run your own and still be part of the same networks.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      ccesar Interface similar to Twitter, interacts with the Fediverse, better moderation tools than Mastodon.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    9. Friendica is a distributed social network application. Which allow users to connect with others via their own Friendica server, but may also fully integrate contacts from other platforms including Twitter, diaspora*, Pump.io and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'.
      Friendica vs Twitter opinions
      Some users think Friendica is a great alternative to Twitter, some don't.
      clacke_ Friendica is part of the OStatus fediverse, the ActivityPub fediverse and the Diaspora Federation. Your service is only one out of many, and you can interact with users running Diaspora, SocialHome, Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, PeerTube and other services, and like and comment on their content. If you don't like how your service is run, you can run your own and still be part of the same networks.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      skyling Designed after the Facebook-style model, not microblogging
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    10. A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).
      Patchwork vs Twitter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Patchwork is a great alternative to Twitter.
      Patchwork is a decentralized messaging platform where your computer networks have the same topology as your social networks.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      ktorn Patchwork the p2p social network is actively used and growing fast. The "Patchwork" client is being replaced by newer clients, like patchwork-next.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      borysn89 this is a healthy community space
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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