Social Networks

Over the past decade, social networks have revolutionized the way we communicate and bought the world closer together - but it came at the cost of our privacy.

Social networks are built on the principle of sharing - but you, the user should be able to choose with whom you share what, and that is what the following sites aim to do.

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Find the best free, open source, E2E encrypted and private alternative to facebook, twitter, instagram, linkedin, snapchat, now.

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Discover the best Social Networks tools for Android, iPhone, Linux, PC and Chrome to download now. And choose secure, self-hosted, peer-to-peer and independant alternatives in 2024

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The content on many of these smaller sites tends to be more niche. To continue using Twitter, there are a couple of tweaks, that will improve security. For Reddit, use a privacy-respecting client - such as Reditr. Other main-stream social networking sites do not respect your privacy, so should be avoided, but if you choose to keep using them see this guide for tips on protecting your privacy

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