Free Speech on Social Media

Free Speech Online ($10,000 to build a social media alternative) We need a mainstream social media alternative that is committed to protecting free speech and free enterprise. Because social media has become the town square and a critical component of life and business it is necessary to ensure free speech online. If any of the mainstream sites truly protected speech and free enterprise I would have no interest in developing a social media site. However, as this has become such a substantial problem, I am working to develop a site that will. Unfortunately, I am not a web developer and my website building skills are limited.  I was able to build a pitifully limited site but I need a highly skilled web developer to build a fully functional site.  I have a clear and simple vision for the features that I would like to be included in the initial site and how I would like to develop it over time. Social media platforms are protected under law as they were initially developed to be mere platforms.  That is a good thing that should not change.  However, these sites have been censoring speech and content from individuals and businesses whose views conflict with their personal ideological views.  As a result, they have banned, shadowbanned, demonetized, and deplatformed individuals and businesses alike. The use of social media is critical for many people’s work and personal lives and for the functioning of a free society. As the members of our government and society at large have been either unwilling or unable to take adequate action to protect free speech, free enterprise, and privacy in what has become the town square the only alternatives are to abandon social media or to create a suitable alternative.  As I think that social media has value, I would prefer that we have at least one site committed to protecting what should be values shared by Republicans and Democrats like such as free speech, free enterprise, and privacy.  After consulting several website designers and developers it will take a minimum of $10,000 to develop an adequate site that can be improved further over time. I have both short-term and long-term goals that would allow for a social media site that would incorporate the preferred options that we have all come to appreciate on all social media sites as well as some additional flexibility that should allow individuals and businesses more opportunities to utilize the site in a variety of ways. I have donated my own time and money to this project but I don't have $10,000 lying around doing nothing, and could use some help. Please chip in whatever you can and encourage others who value free speech and free enterprise.   If you want to help or if you have any ideas that you would like for me to incorporate, please let me know. Katherine

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Organizer

Katherine Schoonover 
Organizer
Virginia Beach, VA
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