Hey Rammy - it may only be rumors but I have heard from more than one source that it is just a matter of time on MeWe for the censorship. I wish it were not so (and maybe it isn't) because their interface is pretty good. And if I can't find another suitable place, it could still be a place to start.MeWe has a chat feature and they dont censor you.
You can set up your own forum, but as we have found, it's not just members who can view what you say. Most free forum sites expect you to keep it an open forum and I'm not sure about those you pay for and if you can make it members only who can view the content. I haven't researched that as I haven't had time but it sure would be nice to be able to speak freely without eavesdroppers.
I wouldn't want to "ruin" this forum with politics. I have been kicked off summarily from a knitting site that I didn't even know had a political section. It still smarts.
Telegram may have changed. When I used it, I was on a group where anyone could contribute. I "think" it can be used in different ways.As a telegram user, it's more of a content distribution app. Followers can respond to content posted, but not add new content.
Gab is fixing stuff daily. The influx of people is astounding.
MeWe is headed down the censorship path
Clouthub is another option but the whole platform is very spammy.
I haven't been on rumble much. What's their issue?