Freedom of speech is one of the most important things that we have in our lives, but some countries are not as fortunate as we are to say what they want. There are 56 countries in the world that don’t have the luxury to say what they want, and some people in the USA thought they were one of them.
Let’s face it, in the USA the past four years have been very strange. President Donald Trump who is refusing to leave office has stopped people from saying what they want. If he does not like something truthful in the newspaper or on the news, he will call it fake news.
The President who has had many of his tweets censured by Twitter for telling his millions of followers false information does not like the press to have freedom of speech during his White House press conferences. He is careful at choosing who can and who cannot ask him a question, and if he does not like the question he will scream and shout at them and is even known to walk away or have the microphone taken off them.
Well one company that is fed up of people not having freedom of speech has launched a new exciting app called Clapper. This new app is similar to Tik Tok but without the censorship.
Clapper is the first independent free speech video platform that allows people to post what they want without worrying about their content being removed. They are on a mission to give people back their voices and allow them to share with the world what they want to share. So, for those people who have got something on the chest and want to get it off, then Clapper will let you post your videos. If you don’t like what the new President is doing or Boris Johnson, then you can spill your guts and tell people what you think without it being removed.
People can post videos of up to three minutes, and already the platform is being used by people all over the world who are fed up with censorship. Due to its popularity, it has become one of the fastest growing new video sharing services in the world.
Clapper is going to change the world and provide people with the freedom of speech that they want. No longer do people have to worry about posting videos on video sharing platforms and having them removed. There is a new era in the world, and Clapper is that new era.
We wanted to know more about Clapper, so we got together with the team being the exciting new video sharing platform. Here is what they had to say
You have just released a new short video can you tell me more about that?
I’d like to introduce Clapper – The first independent free speech video platform. We are creating a censorship-free and unbiased alternative for people in need of self-expression. We will soon enable features that allow content creators to be supported by their audiences directly. As a content creator, you are paid by your subscribers and communicate directly with them.
So, you have launched a new platform called Clapper, before we get to what the platform is, how did you come up with the name and why?
Clapper – formly newsclapper. We changed our name to expand our categories not just limited on News but also more content categories. People can pick what is their most interest topic when they first sign up Clapper.
Ok, so Clapper is the first independent free speak video platform, what do you mean by that?
Clapper’s mission is to inspire creativity and voice out without the fear of censorship. We are creating a platform of neutrality and free speechwhere users can hold a conversation and discover the world around them through contents. For us the foremost priority is to keep our community safe because everyone of age above 17 can be part of this platform and we want to assure the comfort of expressing themselves. We encourage unbiased free speech as long as the content abides by the laws of the United States of America.
We believe the community on Clapper can be defined by you, the Clapper users. We advocate that our users manage the community as moderators. We are inviting creators and users in Clapper to co-design community guides with the most basic principles so as to make sure it won’t stand against freedom of speech, which is followed by the first amendment.
Why did you decide to launch the platform?
Trend and Movement of “Free speech” and conservative voice is being censored by big social media and mainstream like FB, Twitter and CNN etc. So they need Clapper – the first independent Free speech Video platform to voice their opinion
So how different is your platform compared to TikTok or even Facebook?
Centralized platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google are vulnerable to censorship due to two reasons:1.) They retain control over the content distribution and consequently are responsible for the content on their platforms resulting in audited content and speech. 2.) Their advertisers have control over the content being produced allowing corporations protecting their own best interests to avoid potential controversy.
Clapper sounds and looks exciting, and it is great that you are promoting free speech, but how are you going to combat against fake news as Donald Trump calls it?
Clapper intends to inspire creativity and public discourse without fear of censorship. We are a platform of neutrality and free speech where users can converse and discover the world around them through content. We advocate free speech, not hate speech. We advocate debate, not abuse. We advocate open-mindedness, not personal attacks. We advocate originality, not plagiarism. To accomplish this, we generally allow Clapper users to moderate and curate their own content, but also have set basic Guidelines to protect the safety and privacy of our users and others. To that end, our Guidelines are based on Equality, Unbiasedness, Respect, and Law.
A lot of newspapers have become a bit more careful now with what they do and do not print, which many readers say they are not getting the true facts, is your platform going to monitor and restrain what people post?
We define Clapper as a SaaS platform rather than a social media app. We are not media company we don’t have the ability to identify the authority of News. Our users are free from outside influence and interference pertaining to their own content creation granting them full creative license. In addition, we enable our content creators to maintain engagement as well as manage their own audiences and followers’ sans interference from outside entities. We do not ask our creators and viewers to blindly “trust us”. We simply do not retain control over YOUR audience or YOUR voice. Clapper undeniably provides the best tools in the industry for you to accomplish that with no limitation on the abundance of content variety that can be produced.
You say that you can freely express your personal opinions, political views, or share video news, do you really mean that?
Yes for sure
What is the maximum length of video allowed?
In the United States, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The First Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, even though it is claimed people have the freedom of speech, do you believe that is the case?
Yes we follow the First Amendment. Clapper’s mission is to provide you with a platform dedicated to expressing your views. We encourage freedom of speech and do not censor posts and comments.
You have users all over the world, and you platform is becoming one of the new fastest news platforms in the world, is Clapper going to change the way people know about what is going on in the world?
Yes Clapperis an innovative free speech video platform that strongly believes in the importance of non-censorship. Our users are free from outside influence and interference pertaining to their own content creation granting them full creative license. In addition, we enable our content creators to maintain engagement as well as manage their own audiences and followers sans interference from outside entities. We do not ask our creators and viewers to blindly “trust us”. We simply do not retain control over YOUR audience or YOUR voice.
Are there any future plans on making changes to Clapper?
Clapperis designed to be more like a “Substack for video” than YouTube with a more user-friendly interface. Clapper will launch monetization called “Clapper FAM” on Nov 2020 to allow users to support their favorite creators in app. So that creators with good contents and followers can earn money from their supporters. Clapper undeniably provides the best tools in the industry for creators to accomplish that with no limitation on the abundance of content variety that can be produced.
For people who want to join Clapper, how would they do that?
People can find “Clapper” in App Store & Google Play and also in our website: NewsClapper.com