Minds.com is becoming a top refuge for conservatives and libertarians who are being suspended or censored on Twitter.
By Jacob Engels
Barring a legion of banned users storming Twitter HQ, the social media platform will continue its highly illegal censorship campaign, and plans to purge users after implementing new rules on December 18th.
These new rules mean that Twitter will “monitor” and “document” users on/offline activities. They have already begun de-verifying top conservatives and members of the alt-right, and recently removed longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone from the platform… forever.
Long before their most recent blitzkrieg against popular conservatives and libertarians, they have spent the past few months inching towards a full on Orwellian 1984 nightmare. Filtering anything and everything, from what appeared in your feed, hiding “disturbing” content, and filtering out replies to your account.
Of course, what Twitter deems “disturbing” content is often just content not matching the company’s far-left leanings. On top of fearing that you might be banned out of the blue, you aren’t really getting what you came there for, if they continue to cleanse content.
To be quite honest, many of us thought it would get bad, but nowhere near this bad on Twitter. As such, we have hung on with angst, but have long resolved that we will be suspended or even get a perma-ban, sooner or later.
Let’s face it, this is a top-down campaign from Twitter to make it a less effective tool for conservatives in 2018. If Roger Stone can bet a lifetime ban… us mere mortals could be booted at any moment.
But… what is the best alternative if you are preparing your exit? Out of many that I have researched and tested, Minds has been a blast.
It has seen consistent growth since its inception in 2012, powered by free open source software. Minds already has 2.2million users and will soon launch into full production from Beta mode.
Familiars like Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Roger Stone, and other freedom fighters maintain accounts, with very warm reception by users.
Are they censored or do they experience bans on Minds? Hell no. The company’s content policy supports all legal free speech rights granted to us as individuals. Founder Bill Ottoman told us that it’s been long proven that censorship only amplifies social problems.
“Now that surveillance, algorithm manipulation, secrecy, censorship and demonetization are becoming normalized, it’s even more critical to support ethical platforms. These issues affect everyone, not only independent media.”
He said that he launched Minds to provide the planet a freedom-based social network to replace the current exploitation models used by all top apps. Below is a great video tutorial that shows you everything you need to know.
So far, I have found the platform to be everything it promised. You can say and see exactly what you want, no censorship programs or algorithms. Users can reward one another with points, which you can then use to boost your posts.
You are also able to monetize the content you provide, by allowing your subscribers to pay for premium content. Anyways, that is more or less the gist of Minds.
I like what I see and hope they continue to uphold free-speech in the purest form. Everyday will put you one more day toward being banned from Twitter, or from being bored to death by the politically correct content.
Do yourself a favor and go somewhere you can speak your mind, and make some friends before the inevitable end of your relationship with Twitter.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, and Fox News to name a few. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.