Google bans YouTube competitor ‘Bitchute’ app from Play Store
Bitchute app banned from Google Play Store; LBRY has also faced censorship.
Google Play has booted a third-party app for BitChute, one of the most popular free speech focused YouTube alternatives, from its app store as part of another contentious crackdown on an alt-tech competitor.
The app was created by Hexagod and had over 100,000 downloads before it was removed. Google cited violations of its “Webviews and Affiliate Spam policy” as the reason for taking the app down.
Google Play’s crackdown on this BitChute app follows it booting another YouTube alternative, LBRY, from its store last month. In this instance, Google claimed that a comedic scene from a short film with no nudity violated its “Sexual Content and Profanity” policy. The app was eventually reinstated but Google insisted that LBRY filter the comedy sketch in order for its app to return to the Play Store.
Big Tech are showing their hand as the Great Reset goes full bore.
Many “left wing” people are cheering on the policies of globalist tech monopolies, who have become richer as a result of draconian lock-down measures. As we all know, big corporations that collude to destroy small competitors are moral and wholesome! Of course, nothing could be less “liberal”, but so long as these companies throw the right symbols and censor the right bad guys, that’s just fine! The dumbing down of the general population has been a great success, and these Machiavellian scum know exactly how to pull at the heart strings of radicalized social-media zombies.
Legions of useful idiots are regularly inspired to take to the streets to rage on behalf of the machine. While they believe they are fighting for some kind of justice, they are nothing more than corporate pawns. Proudly covering their faces, they scream slogans like pull-string toys. They demand a loss of civil liberty in exchange for Globalist equity. They openly call for the destruction of the USA, which is obviously what the globalists want. Those pesky Nations with their elected leaders are obstacles to massive corporations, think tanks, and banks which have their own plans on how to run the world.
Citing that a private corporation has the right to run their businesses as they please, they cheer as all dissenting opinions become classified as ‘hate-speech’. Cancel culture is not about social justice, it’s about destroying nations and business structures so they can be re-built according to a New World Doctrine. Covid19, social justice, climate justice… are we putting the square peg in the square hole yet?
“If you don’t like how things are run on this platform, go build your own!”
Wait, no, don’t actually do that. You’re not allowed to exist! That was just gas-lighting rhetoric, which is perfectly moral and acceptable so long as it’s being used to defeat the enemy. It should not come as a shock that “alt media” platforms that run on the principles of free-speech are going to allow some content many will find contemptible. This is the price we pay for freedom. Of course, if you have ‘nazis’ in your house, that means it must be burnt down. Or, you know, people could always just ignore radicals, or simply argue with them when it’s appropriate. If they’re such fools, it should be fairly easy to defeat their arguments, yes?
What is Bitchute?
According to wikipedia (sigh):
BitChute is a video hosting service known for accommodating far-right individuals and conspiracy theorists, and for hosting hateful material.[notes 1][notes 2] The platform was created in 2017 to allow video uploaders to avoid content rules enforcement on YouTube, and some creators who have been banned from YouTube or had their channels barred from receiving advertising revenue (“demonetized”) have migrated to BitChute.
Editorialize much? Don’t you love how ‘conspiracy theorist’ is juxtaposed to ‘hate speech’? Suddenly, someone who asks “Why did building 7 seem to fall down for no reason” is just the same as a disgruntled Neo-Nazi.
All members of the community and wider society should be treated as equals with the same rights, regardless of their race, age, sex, religion, political beliefs, or any other immutable attribute or self-assigned designation.
We expect members of the BitChute community to act maturely and in a decent manner that is respectful to other members of the community and wider society.
From their faq:
For most users, LBRY will be a place where they can find great videos, music, ebooks, and more: imagine a vast digital library that is available on all of your devices. But under the hood, LBRY is many components working together.First and foremost, LBRY is a new protocol that allows anyone to build apps that interact with digital content on the LBRY network. Apps built using the protocol allow creators to upload their work to the LBRY network of hosts (like BitTorrent), to set a price per stream or download (like iTunes) or give it away for free (like YouTube without ads). The work you publish could be videos, audio files, documents, or any other type of file.
Traditional video (or other content) sites such as YouTube, Instagram, and Spotify store your uploads on their servers and allow viewers to download them. They also allow creators to make some money through advertising or other mechanisms. However, there are some well-known drawbacks, especially for people whose material is perceived as not being advertiser-friendly.
LBRY aims to be an alternative to these sites, allowing publishers and their fans to interact directly without the risk of demonetization or other meddling.
What makes this all possible is the blockchain technology developed by the creator of Bitcoin.
Do you have to understand any of this to use and enjoy LBRY? No. Does it still matter to users? Yes!
Thoughts? Leave a comment below!