REUTERS - Oct 12 - In 2018, Facebook reported that personal data on 87M users was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. According to the Ponemon Institute, trust in Facebook took a 66% plunge in 2018. Here is a list of platforms where users can interact with their friends and family without their data being stolen and stored on huge servers.
- WT: Social: founded by Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, news-focused and free from ads that do not rely on algorithms to fill in top stories and clickbait stories
- Vero: a social network where users are not bothered by ads; free from data mining and algorithms making it a safer app to use.
- Yubo: a social networking app that does not track its users or throw in ads after every ten seconds. The platform is transparent about its data collecting.
- Ello: an ad-free alternative to existing social networks, similar to a Pinterest-like website showcasing art, photography and fashion.