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Recommended Free Speech Friendly Video Sharing Platforms

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As YouTube continues to censor, these alternatives are rising up to empower viewers and creators. Use them. Tell friends and family about them. Tell creators to use them.


Rumble, launched in 2013 as a video-sharing service, has evolved into a platform known for its emphasis on free speech and less restrictive content moderation compared to more established platforms like YouTube. It allows users to upload, view, and stream live video, supporting various formats and resolutions. The platform offers features typical of video hosting services, such as monetization through ads and sponsorships, audience engagement tools like comments, likes, and shares. However, Rumble’s approach to monetization is more favorable to content creators than its competitors, taking less (and sometimes even zero) of a cut than Big Tech rivals.

The main attraction of Rumble is its permissive content moderation policy, which has made it a popular choice among those who feel their content is censored or marginalized on mainstream platforms. This includes creators with a wide range of political and social perspectives. As a result, Rumble has seen significant growth, particularly among users and creators advocating for free speech and those who have had issues with content moderation on other platforms.

Rumble also offers Rumble Studio. Rumble Studio offers creators an all-in-one tool that streamlines the live streaming process, enabling them to effortlessly broadcast video across multiple platforms, including Rumble, Locals, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and others like Kick. This tool simplifies inviting guests and interacting with audiences during live streams. Moreover, it provides access to advanced video enhancement features and seamless integration within the Rumble ecosystem, making the overall experience more convenient and user-friendly for content creators.


A decentralized, blockchain-based video sharing platform that offers native monetization through the LBRY Credits (LBC) cryptocurrency.

Odysee’s decentralized infrastructure means that no single entity controls or hosts the data and prevents a single entity from being able to censor content. The use of LBC also adds censorship resistance to the monetization process and allows creators to accept donations without relying on a third party.

Not only is LBC censorship-resistant but it also gives both viewers and creators an opportunity to earn rewards. Viewers are rewarded for watching videos while creators can receive LBC donations from their viewers.

In addition to this, Odysee offers a host of features that enhance your experience such as customizable notifications, dark mode, a floating video player, and support for 4k videos.


BitChute is a video hosting service launched in 2017, recognized for its strong commitment to free speech. It was established as an alternative to mainstream platforms like YouTube, catering to individuals and creators seeking more freedom in expressing their views, especially those who felt limited or censored on other sites.

The platform distinguishes itself through its use of peer-to-peer technology, which differs from the traditional hosting methods of other major video platforms. This approach enhances the decentralization of content distribution, potentially offering greater resilience against centralized control and promoting a more open environment for expression.

BitChute’s dedication to free speech has made it a popular choice for a diverse range of users and content creators. The platform provides a space for a wide variety of viewpoints and content that might not find a home on more conventional video hosting sites. This commitment has positioned BitChute as a significant player in the landscape of online platforms that prioritize free expression.

As BitChute continues to grow, its role in supporting freedom of expression online becomes increasingly important, highlighting the platform’s contribution to the diverse spectrum of voices and opinions on the internet.


A free, open-source, decentralized, peer-to-peer, federated video sharing platform that’s powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent protocols.

Anyone can start a PeerTube instance and set their own rules and content moderation standards. Each PeerTube instance can connect with other PeerTube instances and other platforms that use the ActivityPub protocol such as the social network Mastodon.

This distributed setup with multiple local hosts sets PeerTube apart from many of its competitors because a community of hundreds of interconnected instances gets to set the rules for their communities.

PeerTube doesn’t track its users which means there are no targeted ads or hidden algorithms. It also offers dark mode and customizable video auto-play options.


A video archiving platform that backs up videos that have been censored by YouTube or placed in “limited state” (suppressed and placed behind a warning label).

By default, AltCensored showcases videos based on the date they were censored or limited by YouTube but you can also filter videos by their original YouTube upload date or their total views. You can also display a list of channels and playlists that have been censored and view all the videos that have been censored on a specific channel.

The platform makes it easy to download censored videos and provides one-click access to channel RSS feeds which notify you whenever a video on that channel is censored or limited. It also provides quick access to stats from the social media analytics company SocialBlade for individual channels.

Other useful features include dark mode and customizable video auto-play options.

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