Nitter - A Twitter Frontend Without Javascript That You Can Host For Others

grarpamp grarpamp at
Wed Apr 21 15:00:39 PDT 2021

A free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy.
Inspired by the Invidious project.

    No JavaScript or ads
    All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Twitter
    Prevents Twitter from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
    Uses Twitter's unofficial API (no rate limits or developer account required)
    Lightweight (for @nim_lang, 60KB vs 784KB from
    RSS feeds
    Mobile support (responsive design)
    AGPLv3 licensed, no proprietary instances permitted

Using an instance of Nitter (hosted on a VPS 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 most cases serves pages faster (eg.
timelines load 2-4x faster).

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