An Alternative to Youtube Censorship

Discussion in 'Activism' started by JTHunter, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. JTHunter

    JTHunter Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Southwestern Illinois
    In the March 2019 issue of "American Hunter" was an article in the column "First Light" about the censorship and demonetization of almost any pro-2A channel. The article mentioned several sites for alternatives that might be of interest.

    The first two are NRA sponsored but have a variety of videos. The links are: https://www.americanhunter.org/sundaygunday and https://www.americanrifleman.org/artv.

    There are three others also listed but one, imeo.com, caused Firefox to balk at going there. I forced the issue and some BS ad popped up instead so I do NOT advise that site.

    The other two require you to do a fair amount of searching to find hunting or gun repair videos. Those sites are https://vimeo.com and https://videos.utahgunexchange.com/. The article had listed the Utah Gun Exchange as "ugetube.com" but it then switched to the link I listed above.

    If you have any other links for such videos, I hope you will post them for others to check out.
  2. SharpDog

    SharpDog Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    I would say that 'imeo.com' is a fake site phishing on 'vimeo.com'


    Don't go there
  3. CapnMac

    CapnMac Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    DFW (formerly Brazos County), Texas
    For alternative sites to succeed, they need a number of things.
    One is that they are as seamless for content creators to upload to as for content viewers to watch.
    They probably need some sort of marketing/exploitation (e.g. monetization) so that it's worth it to the creators and "free" to the viewers.
    They need a high level of organization, too. Both viewers and creators need to be able to find materials in a simple and robust search/indexing system.
    Perversely, they need to not be "single topic" channels. I have 40 subscriptions on YT, only about a fifth are gun-related.

    The last thing is the biggest hurdle--they need an audience, preferably a growing audience. Sadly, this is a bit like setting up a small UHF over-the-air tv station and expecting to compete with content already available on cable and local OTA channels.
  4. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Full30.com is an alternative.
    Also, there is a new coalition as well as Prager U (which may be separate from the coalition) that are bringing youtube to court. Apparently there are legally defined limitations if youtube is a forum where it hosts information or if it is a publisher. If it is a forum then it is not liable for users' posted content but it also may not limit/censor that connect (from the Prager U lawyer's statement). If they are a published they may limit/censor but they are also liable for every video that goes up.
    I'm not very knowledgeable on it but if you check out Prager U's video explaining it it's interesting and I wish I could remember the name of the coalition but that Swedish guy that makes full auto crossbows is a big part of it and some large civil rights German company.
    RioShooter and troy fairweather like this.
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