Twitter Alternatives with feature 'Free Speech'

    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.

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    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

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      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  over 4 years ago

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      No corporate censorship. As Big Tech®™? censors and deplatforms more users for the tiniest of infractions, Gab will grow. It has its issues (UI needs improvement, needs a “media” tab like Twitter has). I’ve had my account for two years. Not a single lockout, suspension, or forced deletion of my posts. I’m done with Twitter.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      ccesar Have a different feature set: a voting on links system similar to Reddit.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years 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 9 months ago

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      Open to Conservative voices
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      Gab's Pro Free Speech is better than Twitter's denial of freedom. Alternativeto should remove warning on Gab and place it on Twitter.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Gab is a Free Speech site... not illegal. There's a difference. I'm sad that this site has a Warning label on a great site with great users. Disapppointed in you, alternativeto.net :(
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine. FEATURES - Free and open-source. - Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your communications. - Supports the standardized ActivityPub protocol - Fully interoperable with...
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      Mastodon vs Twitter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mastodon is a great alternative to Twitter.
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      mrmbl It's very much like Twitter with a character limit of 500, except there's not *one* website you have to trust, but you can choose the mastodon server ("instance") that you trust and they are linked, so you can follow people from other instances. The instances all have their own rules, so you can pick a place with as few or many rules as you are comfortable with.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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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  over 2 years ago

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      XanderLeaDaren It’s part of the Fediverse
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      Lot better than twitter plus lot safer
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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

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      amenthes Mastodon is similar in a lot of ways, but different in a very important one: people or small groups of people can have their own server. These server then connect to each other in much the same way that email does. Everyone can talk, but you really own your own data.
      Positive comment about 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.
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      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  over 4 years ago

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      MindMunition I can do everything on Minds I can do on Twitter with no censorship!
      Top positive comment  over 4 years 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  about 1 month ago

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      thomasfrankenbach some posts are from Minds + Users - to see them you need a Minds + Account, wich is not free.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      I have been on Minds.com since the beginning.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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

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    4. 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.
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      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 over 4 years ago

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    5. Flote is a social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines. On Flote people can express themselves freely, build communities, and earn digital money by providing valuable content.
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      This is a fantastic free speech alternative to Twitter for voluntaryists and anyone who loves Bitcoin, freedom, and hates censorship. Awesome community.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    6. ColdCast is a social platform very similar to Facebook, but with zero corporate interference. We believe that social networking should be an open and fun experience where you are be free to be yourself, not locked down and censored by a select few.
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    7. Mumblit is a free speech social media platform for those who are tired of being censored and blocked on the larger social media giants.
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      • Online
      • Android
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      GETTR is a brand new social media platform founded on the principles of free speech, independent thought and rejecting political censorship and “cancel culture.”.
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    8. Bastyon is a revolutionary anti-censorship decentralized publishing and social platform voted to freedom of speech. Based on the blockchain technology, it runs on a set of computers around the world, not controlled by any single entity.
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    9. Squakr is an open-source, zero tracking, zero spying, zero advertisement, secure microblogging site. Focused on free speech and data protection. Built by the community, for the community.
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