TruePublic | A place for honest opinions
About us
Welcome to TruePublic. Our mission is simple: to give you the best place in the world for expression and curious understanding.

Why TruePublic

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The Growing Silence

We live in a world where so much of what we see is fake. The social media landscape, while fun, has flaws. The nature of any public profile limits our speech. Is it worth risking social awkwardness for my opinions? My friends? How about my job? For most, the answer is no. Opinions are a core part of what it means to be human. Even today, before you started to read this post, you’ve likely had thousands of opinions…even if they lived in your subconscious. You may have driven past a McDonald’s on your way to work or seen a bumper sticker that read “Make America Great Again.” You might have noticed a couple arguing on the train or felt joy as you thought about your favorite TV show. If you are like most people, the opinions you hold are going silent. Our culture is forcing many people to keep quiet. This is a problem. Why? Science shows that sharing your opinion triggers the part of the brain related to connectedness and joy. We all desire to be known in this world. We want to feel we have a voice. We want to belong.

You belong

Where do you belong? Better what’s your tribe? Since the dawn of time humans have been forming tribes to better themselves. Some of us are Democrats, some Republicans. Maybe you’re an anarchist. Tribes go beyond the political, you can be in a tribe called the New York Yankees, or the Los Angeles Lakers. How do you identify yourself? A hipster? A techie? A professional? A saint? A sinner? Our tribes are what give us identity. Even the renegade who is “off the grid” and a recluse from society has identified themselves in a tribe of their own making. Tribes make life more fun, meaningful, easier to understand. Yet, what happens when the tribe becomes too strong? When we identify too closely with our own group?

You hold the truth

You may be in a bubble. Don’t be alarmed. Most of us are. It’s natural. As humans, we seek out people who are similar to us. We form these bubbles in politics & beyond. There is danger in bubbles, as you know. They keep us isolated from truly understanding the larger tribe; i.e. our fellow Americans or the humans across Earth. For thousands of years, even when there were just rumors of revolution on the streets of Rome, people have wanted to know what the public thought. Why? Some would say it’s simple curiosity, others might prescribe a higher meaning to finding “human connection”. Regardless, people want to know what you think. They want to know how the two of you compare.
We created TruePublic for you. It’s something new and revolutionary for “social media”.
Built for honest expression.
TruePublic is 100% anonymous. No name. No email. No profile picture.
Free from hate or bullying
TruePublic doesn’t just discourage bullying, we make it impossible. We don’t allow free-form text entry but only button based “votes”.
We created the best place in the world for instantly discovering which groups you belong with. This is discovering yourself & your friends at major scale.
Get out of the bubble
On TruePublic you will discover how people who are way different from you think & act. This will excite your curious side.
Connect with the public
In a world full of fake, you hold the truth. Your honest expression is meaningful here. Your voice shapes the truth of what the public believes.
Thank you for joining TruePublic. Our mission is simple: to give you the best place in the world for expression and curious understanding. Have an idea? We want to hear it:
We are always looking for ways to get better. See you soon.

— Kaben Clauson (Co-Founder & CEO at TruePublic)

Feedback from our users

Check what people think about TruePublic
Sep 17, 2020
I don’t have any social media apps on my phone except Twitter which I only use 2x a day. I found myself using TruePublic more and more and found myself feeling good and intrigued after using it instead of the usual anxious after any social media app. Great execution on the experience and design.
Sep 26, 2020
The app breaks down poll results by demographics w/ neat visualizations. There are typically enough votes on each question to feel you’re seeing a fairly representative outcome, which I was pleasantly surprised to see. Big fan.
Oct 15, 2020
I love to write questions on here and answer them as well. I love how it is entirely anonymous! I do this every night until I fall asleep and I love learning about how others think.

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TruePublic Inc. Address 100 S State St.
Chicago, IL 60603