If you’re European, you might have already thought about it yourself as well, the need for social media with full freedom of speech.
Now, freedom of speech at the European countries doesn’t mean that being offensive is allowed, but the lack of privacy and freedom of speech has already been for a long time the downfall of the social media platforms.

When we look at current social media platforms, the most notable ones are located at 3 primary locations, the United States, Russia, and China.
China is the easiest proven at missing privacy and freedom of speech, with their platforms either being unavailable, or showing “another version”, at foreign locations, and in some cases only able to be registered at by using your social identity number.
Russia is a bit tougher to notice for the commoner, until you notice how they ask a lot of personal information, which is also the exact problem with American social media platforms.

Whether it is Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, VK, or Odnoklassniki, sooner or later you will see that message asking you to verify your identity…
Which to some apparently is seen as normal, even though we are worried about the fact hackers are in the ability to hack basically anything…
That transfer of your personal information is one of them, and a hacker could turn your photographed identification into access to your bank account if they know what they are doing, as yes, most banks around the world also identify most request by usage of your photographed ID.
Now, in most cases banks would send you a physical way of confirming you requested, for example, a password reset of your online account, which in quite some cases is yet again able to get around, as a hacker could be your neighbour, and to not get too detailed, could get the hands on your letters if they want to.
Eventually, your personal ID shouldn’t be needed for being active at social media, and yet, it is…
Which causes a huge lack of privacy…

Yet, freedom of speech ain’t any better, with Russia now being the one which is too obvious, with anything that opposes the Russian government leading into an instant ban at most Russian social media platforms.
But, still, the USA ain’t any better, yet like previously, less noticed.
Which we still have seen enough by now, with most messages that go against the American government being deleted at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The simple fact is, freedom of speech means some things are restricted, but that shouldn’t include anything governmental…

At Europe these things tend to be a lot better, with the ability to speak out against any governmental person all you want, without consequences, which I did once myself as well, against the European Union’s Commissioner of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, who replied very kindly, even though I didn’t actually deserve this, I will not deny it…
But also the need of identifying being, at most countries is only required to police, medical care, and governmental instances, the ones who have an actual need to verify that you are who you say you are…

Which brings us to the point why I write this.
At this moment there are rising talks by many Europeans surrounding the need of an European social media platform, which I fully agree with.
As the Russian VK may claim they’re an European social media platform, their ways oppose this in every way.
Eventually, the fact of the major social media platforms being located at the USA is only problematic, not in any way beneficial, for anyone actually, including Americans themselves.

The laws of the USA, Russia, and China, all oppose the way the internet should work; which is the freedom to express yourself, being limited by respectfulness, not by supports, but also the ability of choice of being open about who you are, and how you are, and not being required to give it all up because you are on the internet…
Eventually, at regular life you will also pass by thousands of strangers who you most probably never will know who there were, though still you will interact with them, why should it be any different at the internet…?