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Bitchute, Failure, And The Cost Of Free Speech

At one point, Bitchute had a lot of promise – a place for free thinkers to gather, and organize in the name of justice and coming together as humanity. Now, the site has become a cesspool of bigotry that has all but tanked its own reputation.

Emily Jeffery 12:00 PM
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I don't remember exactly when I began wandering onto Bitchute.com, but I know it had been sometime around the Summer of 2020.

I had become so enamored with the content on the website that revolved around conspiracies, and exposing government corruption.

As someone who considers herself a conspiracy theorist, since 2004, I was drawn to how Bitchute contrasted with Youtube. If anything, Bitchute's free speech implications were quite reminiscent of Youtube's earlier days, when 9/11 conspiracy videos were allowed, and comments weren't so roughly moderated.

I will say that Bitchute's free speech marketing came at the perfect time; the world was locked down in a pandemic, and people needed answers. A way to communicate without being labeled as “crazy”.

The failure, in my opinion, came shortly after the pandemic hype had died down. You'd see less and less investigative videos and more videos with content that disparaged innocent people of certain ethnic groups, and sexual orientations.



Lovely Content. Definitely making positive changes for this planet we all share.

Even today, if you take a peek at Bitchute's donation/monetary ratio, it's currently at 59%. At one point, I remember it being at 75%.

So, what happened? Did the website that touted free speech for all fail when they allowed distracting voices to enter the room?

Maybe the issue isn't even the fault of Bitchute. Maybe this is the price that comes with actual free speech.

You can go the Youtube method: moderate, control, clean house, and be quite successful.

Or, you can practice actual free speech, and risk being a Bitchute: the outcast that no one wants to touch.

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