Facebook Blackout- The Case for Platform Diversity


With Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp having gone down over the course of the week, we are forced to contemplate, is society too addicted to these big social media platforms? The answer is yes. Yes.

Governments, corporations and individuals rely on these platforms to communicate with customers, just as individuals rely on these to communicate with each other.   This gives Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow tech overlord class a lot of power, but also a huge responsibility to – get it right.

Without these platforms functioning properly (forget the Orwellian tactics they use to shut down even mildly conservative speech), social chaos ensues.

Governments can’t communicate essential emergency warnings (weather, health, travel etc.…) to its subscribers, and the private sector mostly grinds to a halt. When this happens, we have to point out that its time that customers and users Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at least have a look at other options around the internet. 

The other idea is this one of censorship. Its true that everyone must tip toe around a whole forest of free speech laws which have been set up in order to stop free speech on these platforms. Its time that we the mass consumer have a browse around the internet for alternative platforms. 

Facebook Alterative- Minds.com

Check out The Unshackled on Minds.com. Minds is an open source and decentralized social network for Internet freedom. Just for using Minds, users earn crypto for your contributions to the network.

Twitter Alterative- Gab.ai:

Checkout The Unshackled on Gab.ai. Gab is an ad-free social network dedicated to preserving individual liberty, the freedom of speech, and the free flow of information on the internet.

YouTube Alterative- Bitchute:

Checkout The Unshackled on BitChute. BitChute aims to put creators first and provide them with a service that they can use to flourish and express their ideas freely.

These are some great platforms and worth exploring. Make sure you share this article with your friends and family so that they know there are alternatives out there, and you won’t get caught out when these platforms faulter inevitably again.

It’s time to get off the big platforms and start exploring alternative platforms or run the risk of giving over the whole society to a few US billionaires who will be able to dictate your society from the United States.  

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