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Fears About Musk’s Twitter Takeover? Check Out These Social Media Options

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Concerns about Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter could help smaller rivals grow, analysts say. (GV Wire File)
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Now that Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, hundreds of thousands of users — including celebrities —have exited the social media behemoth.

The question is, if not Twitter, then what?

CBS News offers five alternative platforms for disgruntled former Twitter users to consider:

  • CounterSocial, which bills itself the place with “No trolls. No abuse. No ads. No fake-news. No foreign influence ops.”
  • Discord. Born as a place for gamers to chat while playing video games, it is now a social media site with 150 million active monthly users.
  • LinkedIn. Originally a business networking site, it now claims 875 million users and loads of new features.
  • Mastodon, which is a micro-sized open-source alternative to Twitter. However, The Washington Post reports that it gained 22,139 new accounts this past week.
  • Reddit, an online forum where users comment on everything from A to Z.

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