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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-06
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Alternative privacy-preserving FOSS UI for Twitter

Nitter is an open source alternative Twitter front-end that prioritizes privacy and performance. It acts like a proxy by requesting data on the server using internal twitter APIs, and serving a lightweight front-end without JavaScript or ads, as well as RSS feeds. This bypasses the need for login credentials, and all requests including media go through the Nitter server. It's easy to self-host, and more than 100 public ins tances are available. The scope of this project is to implement features such as an account system for following Twitter users, tweet embeds, missing Twitter features, and general maintenance. The account system will store tweets in a database, paving the way for a future tweet archival feature.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.