Social Media Alternatives

Note: If you know of social media sites and services that you would like listed here, let me know and I’ll be glad to post it here so you can use it a reference point with your network of friends and family.

Secure Voice, Video, Messaging & File Sharing

Signal

Signal is a cross-platform centralized encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos. It can also be used to make one-to-one and group voice and video calls, and the Android version can optionally function as an SMS app.

Signal uses standard cellular telephone numbers as identifiers and secures all communications to other Signal users with end-to-end encryption. The apps include mechanisms by which users can independently verify the identity of their contacts and the integrity of the data channel.

Signal’s software is free and open-source. Its clients are published under the GPLv3 license, while the server code is published under the AGPLv3 license. The official Android app generally uses the proprietary Google Play Services (installed on most Android devices) for functions such as push notifications. Signal also has an official client app for iOS and a web app on desktops.

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Secure Email Services

ProtonMail

The email that protects your privacy. Trusted by journalists and activists. Featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, and The Guardian. SSL Secured Connections · Real Data Ownership · End-to-End Encryption

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Social Media Alternatives

MeWe

MeWe is an American alt-tech social media and social networking service owned by Sgrouples, a company based in Culver City, California. MeWe’s light approach to content moderation has made it popular among American conservatives. The site’s interface has been described as similar to that of Facebook, although the service describes itself as the “anti-Facebook” due to its focus on data privacy.

MeWe – The Next-Gen Social Network

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