Decentralized Twitter alternative launches on Apple's App Store

Former Twitter CEO funded social media platform that boasts increased privacy and freedom of speech goes live

Tecnología February 2
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Damus, a decentralized social media platform, has launched on the Apple App Store, offering users increased privacy and freedom of speech compared to traditional centralized social media platforms like Twitter.

The new platform operates on a decentralized network, which means that users’ data is stored on a distributed network of computers, rather than on a single centralized server controlled by a company. This provides greater security and privacy for users, as there is no central point of control that can be targeted by hackers or government censorship.

In addition to increased security, the new platform also offers users more control over their online identity and content. For example, users have the ability to monetize their content through cryptocurrency payments and to control who can see their posts through customizable privacy settings.

Second times the charm

Twitter, Jack Dorseys former lovechild, promised to provide a space where users could freely share ideas and information but following the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk a series of documents called the "Twitter Files" was released that revealed the platform's secret practices.

It would appear that the platform was picking a narrative, instead of letting the users pick their own, ultimately dictating the social lines which could be crossed and which could not through a practice called shadowbanning. This practice limits the visibility and reach of the user's tweets suppressing their right to freedom of speech.

It would seem that with Damus, Dorsey may be trying to achieve what he failed to with Twitter. Unfortunately however many may be wary to trust a decentralized platform funded by the same person with a track record of failing to create censorship-free platforms on such a large scale.

So while the launch of Damus on the App Store represents a significant step forward for decentralized social media, which has long been viewed as a niche market with limited appeal. Dorsey may not have been the best man to fund it and its adoption may suffer for it.


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