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Open Source Reddit Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Reddit is Lemmy. 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, Steemit, SaidIt.net and Infinity for Reddit.

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  1. Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them.

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    It has all the features you wish reddit had.

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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.

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    Sandro_Linux

    It is similar to reddit but it is open source and has less spam and is much less commercial than reddit and Lemmy is private and modarated

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    corstar

    Run by a community of users, not a company

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    gabru

    Reddit no longer is open source and is centralized. It has fallen prey to the goal of 'maximizing user engagement', rather than creating a truly democratic community. Lemmy fixes that by being open source, decentralized, and therefore necessarily about democratic content aggregation. Additionally, the users in Lemmy are generally highly educated, by which I mean they're well read in politics, are tech savvy, and are kind. There's also dank memes, of course.

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    architsastam

    It's open source, very responsive and has the most comparable active user base to reddit

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    Decentralized alternative. Lemmy is faster than Reddit, and just as easy to use.

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  2. 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. It is a global social network of social networks. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.

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    niezniszczalny

    It is more Twitter-like than Reddit-like.

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    LucaFinizio

    It's a social network. It's an alternative for Facebook or Twitter

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    wonderwarthog

    Minds is closer to Facebook than Reddit.

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  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.

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    awsomecat1234321

    You get Steem cryptocurrency for using Steemit for upvoting and posting. But not a large community.

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  4. 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.

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    dataculi

    I've never seen a single post that wasn't rightwing as fuck. Just people complaining about vaccines and libs. Never even seen a real "discussion". 99% of the comments are one-liners

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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.

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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.

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    all the fun minus the bots and brigading

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    happysmash27

    Much less insane censorship than Reddit, a much more mature community which is polite even when disagreeing, and not corporate-owned!

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  5. Infinity is a beautiful, feature-rich app that offers a smooth Reddit browsing experience. It is completely free and ad-less; you can browse Reddit without interruptions or distractions. Built by a passionate university student, Infinity is open source.

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    Slide for Reddit

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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.

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    alokin2811

    Good alternative app to browse reddit since the official iOS one is hot garbage

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    Sandro_Linux

    It is a alternative way to view reddit not an alternative but still cool

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    niezniszczalny

    It's an app to browse Reddit, it's not a service.

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  7. Unsatisfied with the few link sharing communities that were available and their proprietary, untransparent and non-secure nature, ziq made the original raddle.me (then known as raddit.me) with Wordpress, but it had a lot of limitations.

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    reddit

    its pretty good and i must say i really enjoyed it! this website reaaaly deserves more users!

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  8. Aether icon

    Open source, self-governing communities with auditable moderation and mod elections.

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    Phuks

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    An alternative to Reddit and Voat. It has the original Voat culture of open expression. Most users on the site are interested in web development but mostly only chat about that in IRC.

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    Civil, non-political, open to all views, friendly users.

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    Jetto_Hawks

    Spontaneous, unbiased, and with a strong sense of community. If you're looking for a Reddit alternative, you should start from here.

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    seanking2919

    It’s not always political, it’s open to all views, and the users and admin are very friendly.

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    The community is very pleasant

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    WikiSpooks.com

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    WikiSpooks is a global alternative encyclopedia on politics, spy craft, deep state intelligence, and conspiracies, free of corporate influence, partisan politics, or government propaganda for historians and truth-seekers to read, edit, and share.

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