Civiq: Civil • Smart

Civiq  — /'si-vik'/ — is a decentralized and federated social media platform. It is open to everyone to connect, share and discover what is happening in real time - anytime and anywhere.

Free to use. Free from ads. and free from tracking. Civiq offers a secure and powerful platform for social interaction, sharing and networking.

Civiq a project of the Fourth Estate as part of our vision to create a world in which citizens are equipped with the news and information they need to make wise decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments.

We are not in the personal data business

No ad tracking, no ad targeting, no data mining– that means your personal info stays private.

Human Rights and Freedom of Expression

We believe that human rights are universal and every person around the world deserves to be treated with dignity and equality. We respect and support the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

We believe that human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

We believe that everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Freedom of Speech and Expression Carries Responsibility

With freedom of expression comes responsibility. Malicious speech and expression that leads to threat, violence, or seeks to perpetuate injustice and harm makes the speaker complicit and carries consequence. 

Code of Conduct

All users are required to abide with the following code of conduct. Moderators will enforce this code. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a civil and positive environment for everybody.

Civiq is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or political choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

The moderators may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the platform.


Free and Open Source

We believe that the future of internet platforms and publishing is decentralized, federated, and open. We believe that users of social platforms and networks should be able to control their social media experience on their own terms, rather than the terms set by the platform.

civiq offers a fresh approach to one of the internet's most popular applications: social networking. Originally forked from the Mastodon project, and later from Civiq, civiq'a codebase is free and open-source, licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPL3).

As a result, the user is in control and has choice: you can either have an account on civiq, or, if you don't agree with our policies or stewardship on civiq or simply want to control and manage your own experience, you can host and maintain up your Social server that you control, that allows you to communicate and interact with millions of users, from around the world on federated servers, including users on civiq.

civiq connects people so that they may share and discover what is happening in real time - anytime and anywhere. We encourage you to join us on or to host and maintain your own Mastodon based social server that you control to help take back control of the Web for the People.