Open Source Reddit Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Reddit is Lemmy, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Reddit and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Reddit are Minds (Freemium, Open Source), Steemit (Free, Open Source), Ruqqus.com (Free, Open Source) and SaidIt.net (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021

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    • Lemmy is an open-source, federated link aggregator similar to Reddit and built with Rust. FEATURES - Self hostable, easy to deploy. - Comes with docker. View 37 alternatives to Lemmy
      Most users think Lemmy is a great alternative to Reddit.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Lemmy vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      Lemmy is Reddit, but better. It's open source, and every instances can be independent OR federated, the moderation is one of the most POWERFUL out of all the federated software (the instance where the content is created can moderate and this will be moderated everywhere, and each instance that federate it can also moderate it for itself. There is just nothing comparable.
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

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      headlines Decentralized alternative. Lemmy is faster than Reddit, and just as easy to use.
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

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      56 It has all the features you wish reddit had.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      1
      architsastam It's open source, very responsive and has the most comparable active user base to reddit
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      Lemmy is active, full of content and open to new users. It's also Open Source and federated (just like Mastodon, Pixelfed or PeerTube), censorship-free (it depends on the instance) and with an open community that will maintain a reasonable debate (also, good moderation in the main instance dev.lemmy.ml).
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      Explicitly made to be very similar to Reddit. It's a link aggragator that is split into communities, just like reddit. The main benefit is that Lemmy is federated across multiple servers, and the main downside is that it's still much less popular.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      jujujoly Should be higher in the list. One of the only REAL alternatives to Reddit. Others are just other social networks or forums. It is open-source and has very similar features.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    • We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. View 157 alternatives to Minds
      Some users think Minds is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Minds vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
      niezniszczalny It is more Twitter-like than Reddit-like.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      3


    • A non-censored social platform where users are incentivized to contribute and curate content. The users decide what is valuable by voting, and content regarded valuable is rewarded with money. View 121 alternatives to Steemit
      Some users think Steemit is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Steemit vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
      awsomecat1234321 You get Steem cryptocurrency for using Steemit for upvoting and posting. But not a large community.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      3
    • Ruqqus is an open-source platform for online communities, free of censorship and moderator abuse by design. View 171 alternatives to Ruqqus.com
      Almost everyone thinks Ruqqus.com is a great alternative to Reddit.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Ruqqus.com vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Ruqqus truly doesn't block anything, except doesn't put up with doxxing. That's about it.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      1
    • Uncensored free speech alternative to the extreme Reddit and Voat forums, democratically civilized by Graham's Debate Pyramid, no illegal transactions nor porn. Truth-seeking anti-corruption news are among the popular themes. Android app, iOS soon. View 151 alternatives to SaidIt.net
      Some users think SaidIt.net is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      SaidIt.net vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
      happysmash27 Much less insane censorship than Reddit, a much more mature community which is polite even when disagreeing, and not corporate-owned!
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      3
      all the fun minus the bots and brigading
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      pro_liberty The level of conversation is much higher, without insults or censorship. The site owners are not partnered with advertisers, so they don't have other allegiances. The site function is very familiar since it's based on the open source Reddit code.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      niezniszczalny It has good discussion because of no downvotes, turns out they are unnecessary + they allow brigading. Also, discussion is peaceful without anybody being angry on being downvoted.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    • Slide for Reddit is a rock-solid material-designed unofficial browser for Reddit with an easy to use UI and tons of customization. Slide is ad-free, open source, and is packed with many unique features. View 37 alternatives to Slide for Reddit
      This alternative is disputed. Slide for Reddit is still a legitimate alternative to Reddit, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      Slide for Reddit vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
      niezniszczalny It's an app to browse Reddit, it's not a service.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    • ZeroMe - Social network for the distributed P2P network zeroNetEventual common source code: https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroMeAccessible from HTTP proxy:... View 89 alternatives to ZeroMe
      This alternative is disputed. ZeroMe is still a legitimate alternative to Reddit, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • gevent
      • Self-Hosted
      • Messagepack
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      ZeroMe vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Sandro_Linux I think zerome is great but is more of a twitter competitor than Reddit
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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    • A web-based forum where users submit links, pictures, posts, etc., and interact via threaded comments. View 101 alternatives to Raddle
      Some users think Raddle is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Raddle vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
      reddit its pretty good and i must say i really enjoyed it! this website reaaaly deserves more users!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    • An alternative to Reddit and Voat. It has the original Voat culture of open expression. View 28 alternatives to Phuks
      Some users think Phuks is a great alternative to Reddit, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Phuks vs Reddit
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Civil, non-political, open to all views, friendly users.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -1
      Jetto_Hawks Spontaneous, unbiased, and with a strong sense of community. If you're looking for a Reddit alternative, you should start from here.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -1
      seanking2919 It’s not always political, it’s open to all views, and the users and admin are very friendly.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      The community is very pleasant
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • Dissenter is the comment section of the internet. It creates a digital public square on every URL. Leave your own comments and discover what others have commented in the past. View 12 alternatives to Dissenter Extension
      This alternative is disputed. Dissenter Extension is still a legitimate alternative to Reddit, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Opera
      • Brave
      • Chromium
      • Firefox
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