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Why decentralized messaging apps will replace today’s social media platforms

Cryptocurrency May 18, 2022 08:40AM ET
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Why decentralized messaging apps will replace today’s social media platforms

The Russian government has cracked down on foreign social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), banning them for extremist activists. For protestors, activists and local civilians, these actions have resulted in a significant barrier to communication with the outside world. Furthermore, they have also raised the question of just how easy of a target these apps are for state authorities. With citizens unable to access these platforms, they have little choice but to flee to the next-best still active platforms.

However, it isn't just Russian activists who have taken to alternatives. Consider, for example, Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging service that has quickly become a place for sharing war footage and other content that may have otherwise been blocked on platforms like Instagram or Twitter. Not to mention that even these platforms, which are available to citizens now, have no guarantee of being free from bans by authorities. In this event, users will have no choice but to turn to "homemade" alternatives developed locally.

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