Back in the very old days of email, running an email server was a serious challenge for many reasons, like the cost of hardware, the cost of software, the cost of bandwidth, the cost of support services, and the cost of securing email and fighting spam. At that time big tech recognized the opportunity to provide easy to use email services for small companies and small communities, and thus Google started Google apps, and Microsoft started selling Exchange in the form of software as a service.
Big tech have turned many public opinion leaders into cyber-refugees. Their ideas are considered risky, their content is considered in some type of violation to some type of rules, and their funding is being drained in spite of the backers will. This wave of censorship was not the first, and it will not be the last. I have previously explained how this type of censorship is being monetized, and I think a complete echo system is now being setup so that anybody can be censored risk-free to the censors.
Ryan Dawson of the Anti Neocon Report has got it right. As far as I know, he is the only activist that realized the value of decentralization and decided to embrace decentralized solutions. In his interview on Free Man beyond the wall webcast, Ryan explained his logic and why he decided to go decentralized, and the best thing about that interview is that Ryan focused on his own issues, and tried to handle them as a responsible and determined person in his own context, regardless of what the other world would say. Great Job.
After my previous story about Jeremy and his friends, I got an angry call from Paulo, another fictitious person that I talk to from time to time. Paulo was angry with me because, as he put it, I took a neutral stand towards those who promote recentralization which could be understood that I approve it. According to Paul, very smart people promoted recentralization as if it was decentralization, which begs an inquiry about their reasons.
There are many alternative search engines, here is a short list with some comments from my experience: