|Video hosting website. Alternative to YouTube.|
Started: January 2017
Constitutes: Alt Tech
Main focus: Free speech
BitChute is a video hosting website which experienced a large rise in traffic during early 2020, as YouTube was active in censoring material about COVID-19 which questioned or dissented from the official narrative.
Twitter began blocking any tweets which linked to BitChute videos in August 2020.
In December 2020, Bitchute began censoring "extremist content" after pressure from the UK/US NGO Hope Not Hate, an stated anti-racist organization which also uses its clout to further deep state agendas, such as reducing "vaccine hesitancy", support the dirty campaign against Jeremy Corbyn, and the ever expanding general government/corporate censorship. The same month, Bitchute removed the channel of the neofascist Scandinavian group Nordic Resistance Movement. The company did already have a set of community guidelines which prohibited "incitement to violence, terrorism, pirating movies", but in this instance the ban seems to be on more general grounds. As analyst Ciaran Brennan pointed out "While it is perfectly reasonable to take exception to the group in question, one must appreciate that once precedents are set there is no stopping the censorship machine....Like YouTube beforehand, deplatforming begins with the hardcore fringes but doesn’t end there." 
Bitchute has integrated video feeds from Rumble.
BitChute on Wikispooks
BitChute pages are semantically represented by the property:Has bitchute:
- ↑ https://reclaimthenet.org/twitter-censors-all-links-to-bitchute/ saved at Archive.org saved at Archive.is
- ↑ https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2021/02/17/vaccine-hesitancy-why-it-is-happening-and-what-we-can-do-about-it/
- ↑ https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2018/07/27/labour-antisemitism-way-back-new-low/
- ↑ https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2020/11/10/a-better-web-regulating-to-reduce-far-right-hate-online/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/bitchute_/status/1337719700197756929
- ↑ https://www.theburkean.ie/articles/2020/12/13/bitchute-removes-extremist-content-in-partnership-with-hope-not-hate
- ↑ https://www.bitchute.com/profile/sGc2q4NntVJD/