Politico: Poland’s ‘anti-censorship’ social media platform gets off to rough start

Politico: Poland’s ‘anti-censorship’ social media platform gets off to rough start. “A Polish attempt to create a pro-government version of Facebook — but without any of the content moderation — got off to a troubled start [in late January] as critics pointed out numerous bugs that could leak data and expose users’ identity. The platform, known as Albicla — an acronym for the Polish phrase ‘Let all be clear’ — was created by a pro-government journalist in the wake of Donald Trump’s ouster from Twitter and promises a haven from “censorship” on mainstream social media platforms.”

Reporting Democracy: Fakebooks In Hungary And Poland

Reporting Democracy: Fakebooks In Hungary And Poland. “The creators behind Hundub in Hungary and Albicla in Poland both cite the dominance of the US social media companies and concern over their impact on free speech as reasons for their launch – a topic which has gained prominence since Facebook, Twitter and Instagram banned Donald Trump for his role in mobilising crowds that stormed the Capitol in Washington DC on January 6. It is notable that both of the new platforms hail from countries with nationalist-populist governments, whose supporters often rail against the power of the major social media platforms and their managers’ alleged anti-conservative bias.”