This week, Twitter turned their 'verification' system (which was intended to just be a way for a well-known personality to show they are who they really say they are and not some guy who made a fake account) into a system of punishment and obedience, when they removed Milo Yiannopoulos' "Verified" checkmark. Not because he was an impostor, but because he had expressed right-wing views the ultra-leftist CEO and management of Twitter didn't like.
They came as close to UnPersoning him as Twitter's structure allows.
So conservatives and libertarians had a small uprising called #jesuismilo, that became the top trend on Twitter for a while, and then started talking a lot about how to find an alternative to Twitter.
This is something I have a bit of personal experience. I succeeded in creating an alternative to RPG.net when everyone else failed.
So I thought I'd share some of my personal advice on how to make a successful free-speech social platform, as a guy who beat what was, in 2005, the RPG-hobby's equivalent to Twitter.
Enjoy, and as always please share, retweet, like, +1, or comment!
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