Many conservatives are flocking to MeWe, a social media network that boasts of “trust, control and love” after concerns about censorship of applications such as Facebook or Twitter arose. According to its website, MeWe is the “visionary culmination of years of determined effort, research and development to provide people around the world with a communications network they love and trust.
In a tweet on Monday, MeWe said that she had told Facebook “No Ads, No Targeting, No Newsfeed Manipulation, No BS!
#MeWe is now the number 1 most downloaded social networking application on the iOS store! ð¥ Thanks to all our great members! ð We’re taking on Facebook, doing social media right. No advertising, no targeting, no news feed manipulation, no BS! ðâ¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/YKBziMFbhA
– MeWe (@mewe) November 9, 2020
Its founder, Mark Weinstein, says he wants to provide users with the best possible social networking experience to “share exciting content along with the privacy built into the design of the site.
So what does that mean? MeWe’s Privacy Bill of Rights states that they “will not manipulate, filter or change the order of your news feeds. MeWe users also do not receive “targeted advertising from third parties or targeted content from third parties”.
Furthermore, MeWe does not use facial recognition technology and will not sell its users’ personal data to anyone. “Social media was not invented so we could buy and sell data and so governments around the world could have access to know everything about us,” Weinstein told Rolling Stone in 2019.
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As far as politics is concerned, MeWe states: “Unlike other social networks, we at MeWe have absolutely no political agenda and nobody can pay us to address you with their agenda. MeWe is for law-abiding and TOS-loyal people all over the world, regardless of political, ethnic, religious, sexual and other preferences.
The site was officially launched in 2016, but is now gaining popularity as many are turning to sites like Parler, which propagate “freedom of speech” and consider themselves “unbiased”. For example, after Twitter labeled the tweets of Maria Bartiromo of Fox News as misleading, she joined Parler and quickly gained over 700,000 followers.
In addition, several tweets from President Donald Trump himself were marked as misleading because they contained misleading or controversial information about election fraud and the outcome of the election.
In June, Forbes reported that MeWe had eight million members. At that time, the company expected to have 40 million members by the end of 2020.
At the time of publication, Parler is the most important free app on iOS, with the MeWe network right behind it. It remains to be seen whether apps like Parler and MeWe will remain popular in the long term or not.
Parler no. 1
MeWe # 2
NewsMax # 4
FB # 8
Twitter # 15
Fox News not even among the Top 200
– Frank T (@ftjomo) November 10, 2020.