Why Are Many People Going Over to Alternative Social Media Networks Today?

Lisa Sicard
5 min readNov 23, 2020

Alternative social media networks have been around for a few years now. However, suddenly many people are flocking over to them. Why is that today, still?

It began a few years ago when the big 3 giant social media networks — Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube began to censor social media posts and videos on their platforms.

The most surprising censorship was on doctors and scientists who did not agree with members of the Coronavirus taskforce in the United States or with the World Health Organization.

Social media networks censoring content.

But wait, isn’t science supposed to be discussed? If we did not challenge scientists long ago, we would still believe the earth is flat, correct? Or would we call those that called the earth being round conspiracy theorists today?

It has become a challenge for those of us that want to read both sides of an issue or story.

How can we make intelligent informed decisions if all we see in mainstream social media is a one-sided story?

The Alternative Social Media Sites Growing Today

The biggest increase to the newer “alternative” social media networks have been on Parler, Rumble, MeWe, Minds, Gab, Gettr, and Ello to name a few.

MeWe has been around since 2016 and was named the 2020 Most Innovative Social Media Companies by Fast Company. You can find me there today.

Minds also have been around since 2015 and started out as a blockchain network. They do have a lot of cryptocurrency groups as well as a bloggers group that I am part of.

Now, the largest growing network Parler has been around since 2018 and grew by millions in November alone with 3.5 million new users. Of course, this could not be and Amazon cut the servers on this fastest-growing network.

On Rumble another 30 million viewed videos over on Rumble which also pays users for content.

But many scientists and the like jumped over to Rumble when their YouTube videos were banned.

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Lisa Sicard

I love helping clients with blogging, SEO & social media to grow their digital presence and business. When not working I love to hike, snowmobile and crochet.