Alt Tech

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Alternative technology is becoming increasingly important as outlets to circumvent censorship from the digital monopolies.

While most Alt Tech companies declare themselves to be independent to start with, various pressures, including legal threats and economic reasons soon make many conform. If they become too successful, the cartel companies with their unlimited access money have a history of simply buying them up.

Even though most political content in Alt Tech platforms is formally legal in most jurisdictions, the platforms are attacked as outlets for Extremism, Alt-right, terrorists, and antisemitism.

Some alternative technologies are not dependent on companies, but are user-to-user based, making them much harder to close down or censor.

Telegram, Odysee, Gumroad and DLive have been attacked by the CCM for harbouring extremism and hate.[1]


 

Examples

Page nameDescription
BitChuteVideo hosting website. Alternative to YouTube.
BrandnewtubeBrandnewtube is an alt-tech video hosting platform.
DuckDuckGoA search engine that claims not to track its users, and which does not appear to be censoring this site as much as Google
EpikA web hosting company.
GabGab is a social networking service with a strict free speech approach for which it is criticized in corporate media.
GettrNew "free-speech" platform, connected to Donald Trump, has strong censorship from the start.
LocalsLocals is an Alt Tech platform.
MindsAlt Tech platform; alternative to Facebook
OdyseeOdysee is an alt-tech video hosting platform.
PipedAlternative to watching Youtube videos on Youtube.
ProtonMailEmail and VPN server originally located in formally neutral Switzerland to avoid US/NATO surveillance or "information requests", but this has been hollowed out.
RumbleVideo hosting website. An alternative to YouTube.
SubstackOnline platform that provides publishing, payment, analytics, and design infrastructure to support subscription newsletters.
TelegramTelegram is a social media service.


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