A #thread on various news articles about Indian Twitteratti migrating to #Mastodon.

It will be interesting for @Gargron

Twitter in India: Why was rival Mastodon trending?

Some of India's most influential Twitter users are looking to move to little-known network Mastodon amid an outcry over Twitter moderation methods.



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Amid an allegation of caste-based bias and content moderation against Twitter, many Indians are now looking at its lesser know rival, Mastodon. In fact, Mastodon was among the top Twitter trends as people announced their new accounts, while encouraging others to do the same.



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Many Indians are moving to Mastodon from Twitter: Why, what is Mastodon and how it works

Twitter recently suspended the account of Supreme court lawyer Sanjay Hegde following which many users began joining Mastodon.

India Today


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As outrage over Twitter India's alleged bias grows, journalists and activists 'migrate' to Mastodon: How to join this open source micro-blogging site

With suspensions and ineffectiveness to deal with Twitter trolls, Mastodon is gaining popularity in India.

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Mastodon: What Is It and Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

Twitter users started moving to Mastodon after SC lawyer Sanjay Hegde’s Nazi-related tweets were blocked. It is only one amongst several reasons.

Gadgets Now (NDTV)


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A little known social network, called Mastodon, has been trending in India for the past few days. According to Google Trends data, search interest around the social network saw a sudden spike between 6 November and 8 November.

Live Mint


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Twitter faced a deluge of migration from Indian users to Mastodon Social, an open-source social media site which has a strikingly similar interface to the former

Hindustan Times


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There is a mass migration taking place from Twitter to a new open-source platform Mastodon, as several users of micro-blogging site are unhappy with Twitter’s policy on suspensions and verifications of accounts.

The News Minute


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Explained: Why Indian Twitter users have taken a liking to Mastodon

Indian Twitter users might have just discovered Mastodon, but it was launched back in 2016 by @Gargron and briefly went viral in mid-2017.

Indian Express


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Mastodon is basically an open source alternative, similar to Twitter, where tweets are called toots. The USP of Mastodon is that it is open source and not owned by any private corporation.

Also, there is no concept of ads on the platform.

Times of India

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Over the past couple of days, several Twitter users from India migrated to Mastodon, a social networking service, to protest the micro-blogging site’s decision to suspend or restrict accounts of voices critical to the ruling dispensation in India. Mastodon has a layout similar to Twitter but claims to differ on several counts.

Mumbai Mirror


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It will b greatly helpful if this instance admin or other concerned puts up info on

*how mastodon is difft from twitter

*Policy reg disclosures to govt shd they demand it

*What threat perception mastodon has on privacy issues- what happened at twitter (info theft for saudi authorities) cd happen anywhere especially at mastodon.

*privacy security n responsible moderation r 2 of biggest usp of mastodon. If we can harp on these 2 points on Twitter, that will expedite the exodus.

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