WashPost Pens List of Twitter Alternatives After Musk Takeover

October 31st, 2022 6:19 PM

Are you a leftist having a life crisis because Tesla CEO and new Twitter owner Elon Musk promised to allow more online free speech? The Washington Post has recommendations for you.

In an article titled, “You’ve decided to quit Twitter. Here’s what you can use to replace it,” The Washington Post provided a list of alternatives to Twitter for certain things you can do on Twitter including networking, nonstop scrolling and news. That’s because – supposedly – “misinformation” has intensified on the platform.

The Post alleged that “hate speech,” “misinformation,” and “harassment” already increased on Twitter since Musk’s takeover. The outlet noted that “ditching Twitter can mean scattering your online presence across multiple other apps,” but made the argument that can be a good thing, offering several alternatives to Twitter. 

“Mastodon gained 22,139 new accounts this past week and 10,801 in the day after Musk took over,” The Post noted. 

The Post then suggested that Apple News and Google News were more “reliable” news sources than Twitter. Such a suggestion is questionable at best, as MRC Free Speech America just uncovered Google’s search bias against Republicans in 10 out of 12 major Senate races.

While you might lose out on “thoughts of fascinating people for free,” those wonderful thinkers are posting elsewhere; for instance, in newsletters or sites like Patreon, The Post reported. Ironically, The Post mentioned Substack, which The Post itself excoriated earlier this year for allowing supposed “misinformation”-spreaders to post.

In its piece Saturday, the outlet went on to push Twitter users to switch to four other multibillion-dollar platforms: “Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn.” 

Maintain your “lasting” relationships forged on Twitter elsewhere, The Post reported.

The Post also recommended Facebook, Mastodon and Reddit groups as an alternative “community.” 

The Post continued to recommend other platforms for networking and live audio, and continued to tout TikTok as a solid “nonstop scrolling” alternative to Twitter. U.S. House Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Szpindor issued a “cyber advisory” on TikTok in August, labeling the app “high-risk” because of China’s access to Americans’ personal data through the platform.

“Even if you aren’t worried about your Twitter presence, you should export a copy of your Twitter data now so you have a list of people you follow, before they leave,” The Post concluded.

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