Twitter in India: Why was rival Mastodon trending?
Some of India's most influential Twitter users are looking to move to little-known network Mastodon amid an outcry over Twitter moderation methods.
Amid an allegation of caste-based bias and content moderation against Twitter, many Indians are now looking at its lesser know rival, Mastodon. In fact, Mastodon was among the top Twitter trends as people announced their new accounts, while encouraging others to do the same.
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Twitter recently suspended the account of Supreme court lawyer Sanjay Hegde following which many users began joining Mastodon.
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With suspensions and ineffectiveness to deal with Twitter trolls, Mastodon is gaining popularity in India.
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Twitter users started moving to Mastodon after SC lawyer Sanjay Hegde’s Nazi-related tweets were blocked. It is only one amongst several reasons.
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A little known social network, called Mastodon, has been trending in India for the past few days. According to Google Trends data, search interest around the social network saw a sudden spike between 6 November and 8 November.
Twitter faced a deluge of migration from Indian users to Mastodon Social, an open-source social media site which has a strikingly similar interface to the former
There is a mass migration taking place from Twitter to a new open-source platform Mastodon, as several users of micro-blogging site are unhappy with Twitter’s policy on suspensions and verifications of accounts.
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Explained: Why Indian Twitter users have taken a liking to Mastodon
Indian Twitter users might have just discovered Mastodon, but it was launched back in 2016 by @Gargron and briefly went viral in mid-2017.
Mastodon is basically an open source alternative, similar to Twitter, where tweets are called toots. The USP of Mastodon is that it is open source and not owned by any private corporation.
Also, there is no concept of ads on the platform.
Over the past couple of days, several Twitter users from India migrated to Mastodon, a social networking service, to protest the micro-blogging site’s decision to suspend or restrict accounts of voices critical to the ruling dispensation in India. Mastodon has a layout similar to Twitter but claims to differ on several counts.
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Many Indian Twitter users have signed up for Mastodon after accusing the former of bias for suspending lawyer Sanjay Hegde's account.
Mastodon is, for many, a new term that surfaced on Twitter in the past week. A social media platform positioning itself as an alternative to Twitter, Mastodon has seen quite a few Indians join it recently, including AltNews founder Pratik Sinha, journalist Shivam Vij, author Nilanjana Roy, activist Kavitha Krishnan, musician Vishal Dadlani, and most notably, Supreme Court lawyer Sanjay Hegde.
@jamewils The digital world has a rich history of many migrations -- once famous Orkut giving way to Facebook, Linux taking over as the favourite Desktop OS from Windows, AOL chat and Yahoo chat losing their importance to the new age social media platforms. The open source and free software movements played a vital role. Let the (r)evolution continue...
Trolls r losers in a fair play. I don't think they r the reason for twitter india's current problem. It is most obviously Twitter's policy of sellout. People were looking for alternatives and once available, jumped.
BTW trolls will always find their way in mastodon too. But here they will not be effective due to fair moderation. And i am sure u guys r much better placed here to take on everyone.
It will b greatly helpful if this instance admin or other concerned puts up info on
*how mastodon is difft from twitter
*Policy reg disclosures to govt shd they demand it
*What threat perception mastodon has on privacy issues- what happened at twitter (info theft for saudi authorities) cd happen anywhere especially at mastodon.
*privacy security n responsible moderation r 2 of biggest usp of mastodon. If we can harp on these 2 points on Twitter, that will expedite the exodus.
@jamewils mainstream media channels noticing is good thing for publicity. The tribe of close to half a million already. But needs to go to trend of millions for it to get serious weight
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