ShoutIt.ca: The new free speech social media alternative to Twitter
There’s more than one in every five adults in the U.S. that owns a Twitter account. In the aftermath of the violence at the U.S. Capitol building, it is already common knowledge that the company went on a suspension spree, banning over 70,000 users including several high-profile personalities.
Former President Donald Trump was among those who were permanently suspended from the platform alongside other prominent figures including Mike Flynn, Sidney Powell, and former 8kun administrator Ron Watkins. What was their offence? According to an official statement by Twitter, “after a close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them,” his account—and those of others who allegedly pushed QAnon conspiracy theories—were permanently suspended to minimize the risk of further violence.
While it is still unclear if this suspension was carried out by artificial intelligence bots or Twitter employees pushing personal agendas, what is clear is the suspension of conservatives and other non-conforming ideologists by tagging their post as “hate speech”.
Many users are now seeking an alternative to Twitter where they can air their views without the threat of suspension. However, a new free speech and human rights social media platform is giving users like Trump, whose accounts have been suspended on major social media platforms, the freedom to express themselves and make their voice heard without fear of censorship.
ShoutIt.ca is a user-friendly platform similar to Twitter, where people with diverse opinions can connect and build sustainable communities without the fear of selective censorship. The new social network is empowering human rights by allowing users to follow their passion and exercise their rights to freedom of speech.
In the guise of blocking hateful or harmful information, selective censorship hampers information from reaching and empowering communities—leading to widespread ignorance.
“Once again, as a purveyor of information that reaches billions of people on a global scale, those social platforms have a moral and legal responsibility to deliver that information clearly, organically, and without political censorship,” said Lon Safko, industry consultant and author of The Social Media Bible.
On ShoutIt.ca, online users would be guaranteed access to uncensored, original and factual information, ensuring that they stay informed and well-connected during isolation and social distancing. The main targets for censorship on other social media platforms are typically those who are seen to air ‘extreme views’ that go against popular opinions or leftists agendas.
However, censoring free speech makes users afraid of speaking out about bad and harmful practices in the society. With ShoutIt.ca, not just conservatives, but every user can benefit from a bigger town square in which they can freely exchange opinions, perspectives and information—which is crucial to a thriving democracy.