Opinions, Tech

Is MeWe, the new social media platform, cool?

words by: Natasha Marsh
Dec 10, 2020

It’s estimated that the number of social media users will reach 257 million in the U.S. by 2030. Many people use it to get their news, check up on friends, or spread information. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have had to do a lot of regulating of hateful, racist or misinformed user accounts over the years – specifically in the age of Donald Trump. So what happens to all these users that are blocked, flagged and deleted? Short answer: MeWe.


MeWe is a place where users who were blocked or banned from sites for sharing hateful or misinformation go to enjoy uncensored, ad-free spaces without the worry of being modified, regulated or watched. Many users happen to be extremists, conspiracy theorists, anti-quarantine supporters. On the other hand, the platform does have a large majority of users that enjoy the promise of privacy and data protection. Users can post and share videos and converse over messaging with ease.


Although MeWe launched in 2012, it grew an exponential amount this year as the 2020 election and pandemic continued and Facebook and Twitter buckled down on their anti-racism, anti-discrimination and hate speech standards.


So, if you don’t believe in the pandemic, racism, and support Donald Trump, then yes MeWe is cool.