#FakeNews from Big League Politics and NPR.
The bad actors in the groups were trolls. Trolls removed.
End of story. Groups are active without the bad actors.
1. https://bigleaguepolitics.com/mewe-goes-big-tech-authoritarian-opts-for-political-censorship/ ("reporter" has a bias for GAB)
Competitors or not, alternative platforms need to look out for each other as BigTech, MSM and politicians are hitting hard!