Twitter has been accused more times than I can count of censorship, with a fair bit of evidence stacked against them, and it always boils down to politics. Twitter is a very left-wing company. It’s based in the Bay Area, home of all things liberal. Every time there is some sort of conservative uprising, they always seem to intervene. Needless to say, some people are getting sick of it.
In this information age, being able to voice your unfiltered opinion is something very important. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube seemed to be very open platforms, back when they started, promoting free-speech and free-expression. However, this is changing. 2016 appears to be the year of censorship, and that’s not okay, especially when we had GamerGate, Election of Donald Trump and much more…
In the case of Twitter, these business decisions appear to be doing more harm than good. Everyday it seems that the stock for Twitter is crawling closer and closer to near bankruptcy level numbers. Investors are jumping ship, and so are a large chunk of users. Twitter was a good idea gone horribly wrong.
But do not worry, there is always hope in a world. If you do not satisfy your customers, if you do not listen to your demographics, someone else will take your place. Enter WrongThink, a small social media company that launched just last week. WrongThink is a completely free-thinking platform. Whatever God you believe in, whatever political ideology you subscribe to, you’re welcome on WrongThink. You’ll never be suspended for having the “wrong opinion” or be shadow-banned. You’ll never be censored.
The free market will always produce an alternative, that’s just how it works. WrongThink has everything users asked for, an increased character limit, public timelines, and even classic features like Verified accounts and Trending hashtags. It’s basically a Twitter from 2009. And Twitter knows this, And Twitter is afraid. They even censored people before from tweeting about WrongThink, calling it a possible “malware” website.
And another good thing about WrongThink is that it’s also a federated network. And what is a Federation?
A Federation means that anyone can start their own server from ponies to aliens or to just downright anarchy, you are free to explore your own interests inside of an all-inclusive bubble. And unlike Twitter (And Gab) you can also talk to people from other servers this allows free speech to spread and bans to be limited.
WrongThink has a Twitter account, like most social media networks do. On this account, they talk about updates to the WrongThink site, praise freedom of speech, the stuff you would expect. Once Twitter caught wind of this, they quickly shut it down. They didn’t completely ban WrongThink from their site, but they definitely tried their hardest to decimate their business. You couldn’t even type in WrongThink.net in a tweet or DM. If you clicked on any link posted by the Official WrongThink twitter account, you would get a malware warning. The account had been shadowbanned to top it all off. But with the time and many emails to Twitter support they were able to get all revoked and able to tweet again without any worries.
I was able to get an interview with the Owner, Bane Biddix, to see what he thinks about all this.
“What do you think of Twitter’s treatment of WrongThink now that it’s released for use?”
“Well, I think it’s pretty strange that they would go out of their way to ban a website that is less than a week old. It’s even weirder that they would flag the site for malware when there is absolutely no indication that there would be any. The site isn’t even completely set up, and they’re already trying to shut us down. They don’t even bother to hide the fact that they censor accounts now,” a frustrated Biddix responded.
“Both the WrongThink and Hole twitters appear to be shadow-banned, but unlike WrongThink, there is no malware warning when you try to go to hole from twitter, why do you think that they’re flagging your site in particular?”
“Before we even launched, we had talked about how it would be a Twitter alternative where all forms of free speech would be allowed, even ‘hate speech.’ That probably set off some warnings up at Twitter HQ. Once we launched the site, within a few hours, the site was blocked and we were shadow banned, most likely because they didn’t want anybody seeing us.”
The final question I asked was “What are your plans for the future of WrongThink?”
“We’ve added Two-Factor authentication soon for extra security, and we’re always looking for features that the users want. We’re a very customer oriented company. We deliver what people ask for.”
In essence, WrongThink is an alternative to Twitter, where the higher-ups actually listen to their users. You can say what you want, do what you want, and you won’t be censored for “Wrong Thinking.”