It's an interesting point you make. Getting engagement isn't easy. You can't just post and think, however good your content is, that people will read it. Engagement needs effort and you need to really read, understand and comment on content. Twitter does make that easy.
I do feel a bit unsure about the censoring of Trump though, even though I am in no way a supporter. Just seems that big corp are making decisions about what is right for us. Now they are locking out the Parler app too which the Trump supporters moved to.
I do like d.buzz as a Twitter alternative on Hive.