As I discussed in a recent post I wrote for LewRockwell.com, YouTube is increasingly censoring or terminating content creators, and for some of my prior writing where YouTube content was removed, I provided embed codes to an alternative platform that hosted those banned videos. For instance, in my piece “Bolton’s Blunder” for some reason the video on YouTube that Organic Prepper Daisy Luther provided, “Seven Signs of An Empire in Decline” was removed; the alternative I found was superior to the original. In addition, I provided an embed code to Lew Rockwell of a video of two physicians challenging the COVID-19 narrative that had a huge amount of views on YouTube that was removed but it has been retained on a competitive platform that is growing yet as of now has only a fraction of the viewership of YouTube; that platform is BitChute.
While I’m sure that since it is based on providing a free speech platform evidently with little restriction and has content that will be viewed as offensive, nevertheless many popular, rational, and respected content providers who still have channels on YouTube use Bitchute as a backup platform because of YouTube’s totalitarian censorship practices. Based on my own personal preferences, I follow content that has been banned or censored on YouTube and due to Google’s profiling and integration with various governments (see here and here), I now prefer watching content on BitChute. I’ve followed on YouTube the work of Dave Cullen, an Irish Catholic, who covers many topics. He discussed the importance of BitChute in this video and provided to me the astonishing information that essentially BitChute, which is competing with YouTube, actually has only two full-time employees and uses sophisticated blockchain based technology in this video, entitled “Bitchute Needs Our Help” that was posted on December 2019:
I hope I’ve made my point; let’s not just pay lip service to the hope of free speech and the free market while still mindlessly supporting and visiting YouTube. As Red Ice noted, suppressing free speech will backfire in time; YouTube’s dominance won’t last forever. There’s a good chance that a channel or video that you support, which has either been “demonitized” and removed from YouTube has made the transition to Bitchute. The Website Easy Counter shows that while nowhere near the popularity of YouTube, Bitchute’s page views are growing. If you are able to support Bitchute with a donation, this link provides more information (note that PayPal banned BitChute and also the site is not on Patreon, which to me is telling) and single time credit card donations are accepted here on Subcribestar. However, the best support, I believe, for liberty and for the free market is to support the site by viewing content creators whom you trust on Bitchute and leave YouTube for what it does best: cat videos, if you must. Then again, it’s possible some dog loving Social Justice Warrior will find an excuse to get YouTube to remove and censor cat videos too for yet another insane, hateful reason.