Replace YouTube

January 2019

Google-owned YouTube is a core part of the Google spy system. It tracks, monitors, and records everything that you do on their website.  It also censors, suppresses, and deletes videos that contradict Google’s progressive beliefs. It demonetizes and denies ad revenues to video makers who are "insufficiently progressive." Below are video sites that are designed to not track or record you and that do not censor or suppress videos based upon a political and religious agenda.

YouTube is the world’s largest video platform. More than half a million hours of new videos are uploaded to the website each day, while hundreds of millions of people visit each day.

There are three reasons why YouTube dominates online video. First, if you want your video to be seen by the whole world, you upload it to YouTube. Second, YouTube’s interface and technical capabilities are far superior to other online video services. Third, Google is willing to lose more than two billion dollars a year for the privilege of being the world’s video platform. It is willing to lose money because of the surveillance that Google can conduct of those who visit the site or who upload videos to the site. YouTube is a core part of the Google global spying machine.

YouTube is now also one of the major censors on the Internet. YouTube either deletes videos and accounts that are insufficiently progressive, or allows them to appear but downgrades the ability of users to find those videos.

Although a number of alternatives to YouTube exist, only a few of them are designed to not collect information on their users or to not engage in censorship. In addition, only a handful of video platforms come close to approaching the technical standards, and ease of use, of YouTube.

 

My View: BitChute is the Best YouTube Alternative

 

Bitchute

BitChute is a fully functional, decentralized, peer-to-peer video network.

In at least one sense, Bitchute is technically superior to YouTube. When you view a video on BitChute you become a part of the network. Bitchute uses WebTorrent software to temporarily download the video that you are watching to your browser and that copy is then anonymously passed along to others. This feature allows BitChute to avoid the massive expenses of buying the necessary internet bandwidth and storage that are necessary to transmit popular online videos. Instead, its users become the temporary network that hosts that video.

BitChute is deliberately constructed so that it cannot engage in the surveillance or the tracking of its users. However, Bitchute does have one major drawback. It is not open source and is  decentralized operationally, but not in its organization. Although committed to not spying on its users, this commitment is a matter of choice for Bitchute. It is not inherent in the Bitchute system.  

 

Other YouTube Alternatives

 

There are a number of other video platform alternatives that approach YouTube’s technological prowess and ease of use. Unfortunately, they resemble YouTube in that they engage in some surveillance and censorship, if not quite at the same level as YouTube. DailyMotion is a French version of YouTube that is widely used in both Europe and America. Vimeo is another popular alternative to YouTube.

As for those video platforms that are purposely designed so that they cannot engage in surveillance or censorship, DTube  and PeerTube are actually superior in their design to Bitchute, because they are open source and are organizationally, as well as operationally, decentralized. However, these two sites are not as user friendly or as widely used as Bitchute.