Flux Launches Open-Source Alternative Twitter Front-end Focused on Privacy.

Nitter is making Twitter private and protecting your information, Flux network supports their mission.

Flux Official
2 min readMay 23, 2021

Nitter is a free and open-source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy. The source is available on GitHub at https://github.com/zedeus/nitter

  • No JavaScript or ads
  • All requests go through the backend, the client never talks to Twitter
  • Prevents Twitter from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
  • Unofficial API (no rate limits or developer account required)
  • Lightweight
  • RSS feeds
  • Themes
  • Mobile support (responsive design)
  • AGPLv3 licensed, no proprietary instances permitted

Nitter’s GitHub wiki contains instances and browser extensions maintained by the community.

Why use Nitter on Flux?

It’s basically impossible to use Twitter without JavaScript enabled. If you try, you’re redirected to the legacy mobile version which is awful both functionally and aesthetically. For privacy-minded folks, preventing JavaScript analytics and potential IP-based tracking is important, but apart from using the legacy mobile version and a VPN, it’s impossible.

Using an instance of Nitter (hosted on a VPS or Flux network for example), you can browse Twitter without JavaScript while retaining your privacy. In addition to respecting your privacy, Nitter is on average around 15 times lighter than Twitter, and in some cases serves pages faster.

In the future a simple account system will be added that lets you follow Twitter users, allowing you to have a clean chronological timeline without needing a Twitter account.

Additionally, Nitter comes with RSS feed that Flux also publicly exposes so you can connect your favorite news reader app directly to Twitter. This is a perfect fit for the mission of the Flux network, and we are excited to add this to the decentralized stable of dapps!

Check it out now here: https://home.runonflux.io/, select apps, and view. You are now on the decentralized Flux network!

Want to support Nitter? Donating:

Liberapay: https://liberapay.com/zedeus
Patreon: https://patreon.com/nitter
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