Privacy-focused social media outlet MeWe has passed 4 million users

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We’ve covered MeWe for months and were probably one of the few technology sites to do so.

Google Plus is very near its closing date and Facebook is battling privacy concerns. These things are sending users looking for a new social media home. Many of those users are finding that social media home at MeWe, at least over 4 million of them have.

We’ve covered MeWe for months and were probably one of the few technology sites to do so. We even started one of the very few official pages on MeWe before any other brands did. The platform has been decent and many users seem to be enjoying it.

We’re guessing the explosive growth of the platform has sent the MeWe team into overtime. Not to mention the work they’ve been putting into the MeWe Google+ importer tool. MeWe is advised by the inventor of the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and its CEO, Mark Weinstein, is a leading privacy advocate and social media pioneer.

“MeWe has respected privacy . . . The moment there’s a problem with another platform, a million more people join MeWe.”

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

The company says this explosive growth is due to the backlash from consumers over privacy violations and censorship from the larger social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

“At MeWe the idea of political bias, shadow banning, and censorship of Terms of Service-abiding members runs contrary to our core beliefs. MeWe believes that such censorship denies freedom and stunts progress by allowing only one side of a story, making healthy debate impossible. ‘Rightness’ about a position, whether it is related to politics, medicine, health, fitness, spirituality, science, or anything else, has often been reversed or changed over time.”

Mark Weinstein – MeWe CEO

It will be interesting to watch the continued growth of MeWe and see just how much of an impact they have on Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think of MeWe? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.

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