BitChute Reviews

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BitChute has a phenomenal community and incredible potential but currently has a few serious drawbacks.

BitChute intends to become YouTube without censorship protected in part by including decentralized bittorrent functionality. (The BitChute website as a single internet location will remain centralized until everyone can somehow be part-co-host, like FreeNet or ZeroNet. This is a "decentralization" myth/flaw/oversight shared with countless other sites that claim to be free, like Steemit, Gab, InfoGalactic, etc.) Unfortunately the torrent magnets are not on every video, and sadly when in your torrent que mostly remain not seeded nor downloaded. This could easily be fixed if, in addition to their YouTube-style playback, BitChute seeded all their videos too. When the torrents are absent or unseeded you are forced to watch the videos on their site and//or use a browser flash downloader to save for your archive. Also, naming option settings for the video magnet torrents is absolutely necessary. Currently you download a video file with a short video ID alphanumeric coded name, rather than a good title including useful descriptors like where it came from (BitChute), the author/channel/publisher, the name of the file/video/title, the date, and other details such as the short alphanumeric code, the video resolution, audio compression, and/or the time length.

If BitChute were really serious about being successful, in addition to fixing the torrent issues mentioned, they'd open source the project, have a forum and/or wiki for developers and users, encourage mirrored host sites, embed a crypto currency and/or rewards system (which is actually in the works), social network cross integrations, and I'm sure countless other things other people will want or may offer.

[Edited by jasoncarswell, October 24]

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I watch all my channels on BitChute now, many are migrating there. It's a high-quality stream, very convenient, and not nearly as annoying as the competition.

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The good
• Free
• Really free speech. Zero censorship. Their mission is to put people and free speech first. Conditional to behave legally and be considerate. Source at
• Decentralized. Using peer to peer torrents and WebTorrent. Which is the future.
• Tailored matchups for monetization $. Such as sharing your BitChute videos on
• High-quality video stream
• Easy
• More secure because part of BitChute code is publicly available for review and contribution at
• You own your videos. BitChute does not claim any ownership rights to any of your content. Source at
• Many alternative media outlets like ComputingForever, the Corbett Report, Media Monarchy, Press For Truth, Newsbud, reallygraceful, saneprogressive, and Stefan Molyneux have already joined BitChute and are regularly posting videos.

The bad
• Not open source. Like YouTube, BitChute’s code is not available publicly. So it can not be review by the public. In other words, there is a risk of abuse. The good news is that compare to YouTube, at least part of BitChute's code is publicly available for review and contribution at
• It is not clear if BitChute is owned by a for-profit organization, or if it is owned by a not-for-profit organization. The concern is that usually a corporation first priority is to hoard money. Compare to a not-for-profit organization first priority is to serve you and protect your privacy.
• BitChute is still under development. So the feature are basics.


Thanks for this easy-to-read bullet review. I appreciate it! Just want to take exception to one thing: Non-profit first priority is always to please government - not us. Why? Because they lose their not-for-profit status if they don't follow the government rules. That often involves turning over your information to government instead of protecting your privacy. IMHO, for-profit businesses are learning that our privacy has value, and eventually, businesses that won't protect it are going to lose out to businesses that will protect it. It will take time, but we're heading there.

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it supports and provides an outlet for freedom of speech and alternative views in a time when youtube is declining due to its censorship.

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A video streaming site without the barriers where people and free speech first. This is the future!

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Appeals by false claims, if you want freedom, prefer Peertube and its fully libre/free federation, profitability-free system.
BitChute is a centralized video platform, copying Youtube money-driven model.


    • ! non-free software, closed source, therefore no self-hosting possible, no true freedom as long as it's not in the hands of the users.
    • ! profitability-driven company economic model.
    • ! potential crypto-currency (Monero) mining.
    • ! claims to support free speech but doesn't respect user privacy by using DISQUS centralized service.
    • ! **falsy advertizes to use Peer-to-Peer ** (WebTorrent): actually uses it only to lighten the central servers loads, not decentralize the content hosting. You will be mostly loading .mp4 from a CDN and not using WebTorrent.
    • ! no download option.
    • ! uploaded content is mostly "alt-right" and "conspiracy" echo chambers.


    • no official moderation/censorship (although can't be proven since it's not free and open-source software).
    • no ads for now.
    • age restriction possible.

[Edited by jhaulin, September 05]

[Edited by jhaulin, September 05]

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They promote freedom of speech, but actually they are supporting all banned videos and channels by every other social media space. Permitting videos with modified content, to push people toward hate and racism isn't freedom of speech. I'm not a great user of their services, but looking for contact support, to make them aware of what's going on, i couldn't find it.

Freedom is a good thing, but when it is used with good intentions


It appears that your understanding of freedom and free speech conflicts with BitChute's views, as well as the views of many of the content creators who have moved there after being stifled by the larger social media corporations.

For those who think freedom of speech doesn't justify hate and racism, BitChute may not be the service for you. For those who believe otherwise, BitChute may be just right.

You do have a fair criticism that the ability to contact their support may be difficult to do.