12160 – ALTERNATIVE MEDIA PLATFORMS FOR 2018
No-one at 12160 is affiliated to or has been paid / rewarded for promotion of these services – this is simply a list of alternatives if you are sick of the increasing censorship and lock down.
YOU decide if you want to patronize / use these services …or not.
Moaning and complaining won’t change anything.
STOP FEEDING THE BEAST.
Let’s make Facebook, Twitter and YouTube OBSOLETE!
Get out of the Google Gulag!
REMEMBER THE MORE OF US USE THESE PLATFORMS, THE MORE OTHERS WILL, THE MORE INFO IS SPREAD, THE MORE WE DO – WE WIN
A peer to peer video sharing platform that puts respect for people and #freedomofexpression first.
BitChute says that their mission is to put people and free speech first.
It’s a p2p using web torrent tech and Disqus, is free to join and create and upload your own videos to share with others, a bonus is that Youtube account auto-mirror on BitChute is free.
The web’s most creator friendly media hosting, supports not only video, but also audio and images, livestreaming and easy monetization!
D.Tube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the STEEM Blockchain and the IPFS peer-to-peer network, it aims to become an alternative to YouTube that allows you to watch or upload videos on IPFS and share or comment about it on the immutable STEEM Blockchain, while earning cryptocurrency doing it.
Because of the decentralized nature of IPFS and the STEEM blockchain, D.Tube is not able to censor videos, nor enforce guidelines. Only the users can censor it, through the power of their upvotes and downvotes.
There are no hidden algorithms controlling the visibility or monetization of certain videos over others.
All of DTube’s data is public, and can be analyzed by anyone with an internet connection, it is also ad free and users remain free to advertise any product or service they would like, directly inside their own videos, at their own risk of losing their subscribers.
VP9 video codec reduces file size without lowering quality.
PEER-TO-PEER / 2P DATA & INFORMATION EXCHANGES
Adams’ states that Real.Video is not a video hosting site because any centralized hosting platform would be subjected to intense censorship, legal harassment, government raids and all the usual tactics pursued by totalitarian regimes (i.e. the “left cult” in America today) to silence opposition and crush free speech.
Rather, Real.Video provides a way for people to receive free speech videos, podcasts and documents which are specifically not hosted on any central server anywhere. Thus, they cannot be easily censored or shut down.
Content creators — i.e. independent writers, broadcasters and indy news leaders — are being invited to create channels in this system. Any videos or podcasts they publish to their channels are automatically replicated through the entire system, achieving delivery to your Windows PC, Mac laptop, Android or iPhone device. This bypasses censorship and brings you files which you can then archive for long-term safety and privacy.
Adams states that Real.Video has the support of the following alt-media outlets:
- Natural News
- Next News Network
- Activist Post
- SGT Report
- The Gateway Pundit
Adams states that Real.Video does not compete with D.Tube and Bitchute.com and will coexist with them as a unique, novel way to distribute video files without requiring the use of any central server whatsoever.
He goes on to state that Real.Video will take several months to fully test and deploy. We will send “alpha / beta” invitations to those who are signing up today, so if you want to be an early user or an early content creator who participates in this system, sign up at Real.Video right now.
TEXT CHAT / VOIP / VOICE COMS ALTERNATIVES
All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.
Tox is a peer-to-peer instant-messaging and video-calling protocol that offers end-to-end encryption.
SOCIAL MEDIA ALTERNATIVES
Welcome to Gab, a social network that champions free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online. All are welcome.
An open-source, community-owned social network providing tools for revenue, reach, privacy and Internet freedom.
Voat – have your say – a community platform where you can have your say. No censorship.
WrongThink is an alternative social network for the people, by the people that actually respect your Freedom of Speech.
(Down as of March 1 2018)
A platform for creators, absent speech policing – Speech protection, Privacy protection, Chargeback protection, Secure and principled.
(February 9, 2018: Pledging is currently disabled while systems upgraded)
SEARCH ENGINE ALTERNATIVES
Make the web faster, more private, and more secure. Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible sites that track your search and browsing history.
Ixquick uses around 10 different search engines to produce your result. It also comes with a standalone proxy service. Ixquick is also incorporated into quick and startup page search engines. This allows all users to open all search results via proxy. Private information and IP addresses are deleted within 48 hours of a search. Ixquick confirms that it does not share user information with other search engines or provider of sponsored results.
Startpage.com was launched by Ixquick to offer its features with an easy to remember and spell URL. When compared with ixquick.com, stratpage.com fetches its results from Google’s search engine. This is performed without saving the IP address of the user or giving out any personal information out onto Google servers.
Both Ixquick and Startpage strip away personal information, so Google will not know your search for the results.
Giburu describe themselves as: Founded in 2009 by Internet Privacy advocates, Gibiru is the preferred Search Engine for Patriots. Gibiru is faster than the NSA Search Engines since it does not install all sorts of personalization and tracking cookies on your system.
Gibiru provides Uncensored and Unpersonalized Anonymous Web and News Results and is not partnered with the NSA so you can browse the Internet safely the way the Constitution would have intended.
MetaGer lets you make confidential untraceable searches that leave no footprints. It also integrates a proxy server so that you can open any link anonymously from the search result pages and yet keep your IP address hidden from the destination server. It also never tracks your keywords. This prohibits third parties or advertisers to target you for ads or any of malicious attacks. N.B – Its default language is in German.
Searx is a free metasearch engine available under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3, with the aim of protecting the privacy of its users.
Searx does not share users’ IP addresses or search history with the search engines it gathers results from. Tracking cookies served by the search engines are blocked, preventing user-profiling-based results modification.
By default, Searx queries are submitted via HTTP POST, to prevent users’ query keywords from appearing in webserver logs. Searx was inspired by the Seeks project, though it does not implement Seeks’ peer-to-peer user-sourced results ranking.
Formerly Hulbee, described as the first intelligent answer engine, based on semantic information recognition and offers users intuitive help in their search for answers.
Swisscows state that users IP addresses and personal information, are not stored or used for any additional business. All the servers are located in Switzerland and neither the US nor other data snoopers can get their hands on this information.
THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED ACCORDINGLY