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Most people hate the mainstream and want to look for an alternative. These (mostly) fantastic websites' demographics range from gamers who's obsess over how to beat every level on the hardest difficulty without losing, to rabid conspiracy theorists who seek to uncover our deepest secrets—they're all out there. We try to maintain an accurate and up-to date list of the best sites, but its sometimes hard to keep up. So, here's the latest.


Gab sites

 Gab.ai - Gab is a great alternative to Facebook and Twitter that supports true free-speech and it does not censor anything (ideas, beliefs, slurs, opinions, criticism etc.) regardless if it's popular or unpopular. It was created from a small tech company in Pennsylvania. It's decentralized and part of it's own network. Gab can be buggy and glitchy at times but has been through alot and been experiencing major updates and fixes to improve the network. Gab is open-source.  

Gab TV - An alternative streaming video service to YouTube and Netflix, but it's very clunky and needs alot of work if it wants to be more professional looking. It needs more work and those emoji style icons for categories needs a redesign since there terrible. These issues need to be fixed if they want content creators to take them seriously. You will find Alt-news, gamers, and many public domain movies to binge watch.

Dissenter - There was an amazing and innovative comment section they created for the web called Dissenter, but it was quickly killed in favor of the unpopular Gab Trends to compete with the Drudge Report. The move caused backlash and it was heavily criticized. Dissenter.com is now a website for the "Dissenter Browser." R.I.P. hype. It's "somewhat" alive. 

Dissenter Browser (based on Chrome/Brave) is quick, responsive and doesn't have any bloatware and comes with the Dissenter comment section. But has problems updating, resulting in loosing your data such as passwords and bookmarks.  The browser is dead...

Gab Pay - An alternative to Paypal and Jack Dorsey's Square. An online payment and transaction system.



Streaming and Video


Odysee - New Hampshire based, Odysee (formally LBRY.tv) is a decentralized video hosting website created by LBRY, a company that believes in free speech with a relaxing and user-friendly interface. The LBRY protocol is a decentralized file-sharing and payment network built using blockchain and BitTorrent technology. It allows anyone to create an account and register content that cannot be deleted by the company. LBRY uses BitTorrent technology to serve content without relying on their own servers by using peer-to-peer file-sharing. Creators can record video content to the LBRY blockchain, as well as other digital content including music, images, podcasts, and e-books. All LBRY projects are open source.


Shing - Keep the TV. Cut the cable. Watch indpedent content creators live and record streams via DVR.






Corder.tv is a video platform. Whether you're filming with a camcorder, a smart phone, a tablet, or a webcam on a computer, Corder is the place for independent content creators like yourselves to upload your content and broadcast yourself to the world. It feels like the old Youtube (in a good way) and it's quite new.

Tired of Demonetization of your videos and being censored on Youtube? England based, Bitchute is a great alternative! A bit clunky at times, not perfect but this is a great substitute for your content creation or just want to browse videos! Instead of a centralized server, it's peer-to-peer! bitchute.com


Note: Bitchute has been comprised on complying with the UK's hate speech censorship laws. Use caution on controversial topics.






Social



A social media site that's an alternative to Twitter, supports free speech. More stable and less bugs than Gab. Poa.st


Connecticut based, Minds is a good substitute for Facebook. Facebook has been censoring content, exploiting people's data, and other non-sense. Oh, and you can earn cryptocurrency to! Minds is also decentralized and open-source, unlike Facebook! minds.com




Voat is an alternative for Reddit, some calling it the successor of 4chan. voat.co







Voat has been shut down due to lack of funding. 



Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service based in England and Dubai. It was launched in 2013 by Russian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov. Telegram client apps are available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, and Linux. Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files of any type.

Telegram's client-side code is open-source software but the source code for recent versions is not always immediately published, whereas its server-side code is closed-source and proprietary.

Please note: Telegram has been known for quietly censoring people.




Write.as lets you write and publish text instantly. Write a note for yourself to read later. Create a standalone article you can quickly broadcast on social media — or publish a full blog. 

Write.as takes the distraction out of writing on other platforms and provides a calm place with your words. Then if you want the world to see them, it's as easy as sharing a link. Privacy is built into every corner — you don't even have to sign up to use it. Just open the app, write something, and publish. It's open-source. 





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 Infogalactic is an Internet-based, free-content encyclopedia project that is a dynamic fork of Wikipedia and improves upon that online encyclopedia's model of openly editable content. Infogalactic's pages are interlinked in order to connect the user to related pages with additional information and are categorized in a variety of ways, including Relativity, Notability, and Reliability to allow the user to prioritize his personalized perspective.
Infogalactic is written collaboratively by volunteers who contribute and edit without compensation. Anyone with Internet access can create and make changes to Infogalactic articles, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism. Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or with their real identity. Open-source. 




Search Engine


Presearch (PRE) is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with Presearch Tokens for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform. Presearch has an innovative go-to-market strategy to target the most frequent searchers - web workers - and gain early adoption, on our way to releasing future versions of the open source platform. It looks more decentralized than DuckDuckGo.

Location unknown: Assuming United States?



DuckDuckGo logo.svg Hate Google, Yahoo, or Bing? DuckDuckGo (also abbreviated as DDG) is an internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results. Based in Pennsylvania, DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by showing all users the same search results for a given search term.

Some of DuckDuckGo's source code is free software hosted at GitHub under the Apache 2.0 License, but the core is proprietary. 

NOTE: Ever since their popularity grew, DuckDuckGo has been VERY suspicious recently (search results, marketing style) as the company keeps getting bigger. DuckDuckGo has rejected a white male for employment over a black lesbian female. This has raised concerns, resulting in boycott.




Email

Tutanota is an German end-to-end encrypted email software and freemium hosted secure email service. Its motto is"einfach.sicher.mailen" in German, meaning "easy.secure.mailing". Its business model excludes earning money through advertisement. Instead, it relies solely on donations and premium subscriptions. The name "Tutanota" is derived from Latin and contains the words "tuta" and "nota" which means "secure message" Since 2014, the software has been open-sourced and can be reviewed by outsiders on GitHub.

ProtonMail is an Swiss end-to-end encrypted email service founded in 2013 in Geneva,
it uses client-side encryption to protect email content and user data before they are sent to ProtonMail servers, unlike other common email providers such as Gmail and Outlook.com. The service can be accessed through a webmail client, the Tor network, or dedicated iOS and Android apps.

Despite its "no logs" policy, ProtonMail discloses an activist's IP address to authorities after Swiss Court order  https://thehackernews.com/2021/09/protonmail-shares-activists-ip-address.html


The source code for the back-end remains closed source. However, ProtonMail released the source code for the web interface under an open-source license. ProtonMail also open sourced their mobile clients for iOS and Android, as well the ProtonMail Bridge app. All of their source code can be found on GitHub.




Miscellaneous


Whatfinger is a news aggregator that's an alternative to The Drudge Report. It's designed for conservatives. It's way more stable and less buggy than the rushed Gab Trends. "Whatfinger is a Drudge Alternative for the New Year The Drudge Report is the undisputed champion of news aggregate sites, and has been since the Clinton years. It’s iconic and people are comfortable with it. But it’s also filled with a lot of the cultural garbage that is irrelevant to many right-leaning readers, uses sensationalized headlines and includes just too much of the weird alien nonsense for those who are simply looking to stay on top of current events."

A great alternative to Reddit, Poal.co is a free speech based link and comment aggregation platform without the censorship. Software is open-source. https://poal.co/welcome

Location: unknown



Lemmy is an open-source, federated link aggregator similar to Reddit and built with Rust and it's fully open-source. Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, or Hacker News: you subscribe to communities you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote and comment on them. Lemmy isn't just a Reddit alternative; its a network of interconnected communities ran by different people and organizations, all combining to create a single, personalized front page of your favorite news, articles, and memes. You can join or make your own server similar to Mastodon. The main servers like lemmy.ml/ are mainly for leftist and users have reported censorship on those main servers. https://join-lemmy.org/

Location unknown: Possibly France?


Saidit.net is a light-weight uncensored free speech alternative to the 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. It is based on the open source Reddit code.

Features include : Posts, comments, voting, subscriptions, wikis, RSS feeds, night mode, IRC chat, no ads, no porn, no illegal transactions of weapons of drugs, a SaidIt Android app available at F-Drois or GooglePlay, 3 mobile modes and the normal web browser mode, an iOS Saidit app is coming soon, with future plans to decentralize on the Fediverse, IPFS, Holochain, ZeroNet, or something akin, and future plans for a sharded blockchain currency, and more developments daily.

So far their hasn't been any censorship of speech but skeptics say other wise.
 
Location unknown, somewhere in the US.




Communities.WIN

Not much known of what it is, assuming it's open-source and decentralized, Commmunity.win is an Reddit alternative to Reddit aimed at conservatives and the Alt-right. Default communities include General, AskWin, Funny, Technology, Animals, Sports, Gaming, DIY, Health, Positive, and Privacy. Illegal speech is banned obvisouly, but the only censorship of speech is politics, social issues, slurs and etc. Each community has their own rules and they are very strict to keep it afloat. 

Other .WIN Communities
TheDonald, WSBets, KotakuInAction, OmegaCanada, GavinMcInnes, ConsumeProduct, KotakuInAction2, WeekendGunnit, TuckerCarlson, GreatAwakening, IP2Always, Conspiracies, Meta, Ancaps, Guns, Christianity, Shithole, NoNewNormal, and MGTOW.




Startpage is a web search engine that highlights privacy as its distinguishing feature. Its HQ is located in The Haulage. Previously, it was known as the metasearch engine Ixquick, At that time, Startpage was a variant service. Both sites were merged in 2016. Not open-source. 



Qwant is a French web search engine, launched in July 2013 and operated from Paris. It's one of the few EU-based search engines with its own indexing engine. It claims not to employ user tracking and doesn't personalize search results in order to avoid trapping users in a filter bubble. As of March 2019, Qwant is the 86th most visited website in France and the 1625th most visited website in the world. It is not open-source.


INVIDIO 
                                    Invidio.us is the best way to watch YouTube videos privately on the web without google snooping around looking for our data. With Youtube starting to crack down on video downloaders, this Website has become all the more important. If a downloader you know of won't let you convert Youtube videos anymore, try to get 'em from here.

Also to note, you can also use the extension Tampermonkey and download scripts for it from GreasyFork called 'Local Youtube Downloader' that will fetch all of the youtube download links on the video page or there is also 'Youtube to Invidious' that will replace all youtube players on websites to invidious and redirect youtube links back to it.




Not recommended, but use extreme caution. 
In this list, they are alternative tech, but sometimes act the same as their mainstream competitors. Remember, Human can lie.


California based, DLive is a good alternative to Twitch if you're tired of thots and simps. It uses blockchain for its servers and donation systems.

Please Note: Many people from the Dissenter comments have red-flagged & said it doesn't support free speech and banned Alex Jones. Be careful! Not Open-Source. 

Utreon is a Youtube alternative that claims to be for free speech and doesn't censor anyone of their political views, including controversial topics. 
They got creators from gamers to anime lovers (and other topics such as news). However, the have a caste system that they ban of group of "Pariahsas", social outcasts of their caste system, very short list of "organizations who are explicitly forbidden participation, representation, or promotion of any sort on Utreon because they tolerate (or even encourage) violent bigotry and/or domestic terrorism from their membership. Individuals are likewise forbidden if their public persona is strongly associated with such an organization". The current list of pariah organizations includes: the KKK, Antifa, and neo-Nazis. But the problem is they haven't banned other terrorist organizations and race-bating hate groups such as BLM, Black Panthers, ADL, SPLC, or ISIS. So, it's either bias or haven't done it yet. The site looks cool and it's fairly new, 80% better than Youtube with 85% free speech, but we would recommend extreme caution. 




Rumble is a online video platform headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. It's an alternative to YouTube.
When Former U.S. President Donald Trump officially joined Rumble, they promised him and his team to censor any criticism of Israel and Jewish culture, making it a concern for free speech advocates. It's technology is not open-source. Be cautious, use at your own risk!



If there are new alternative tech and social media it will be updated and listed.

UPDATE: 6/27/2020 Parler has been removed from the list due to its unfair censorship and corporate closed-source. It's highly NOT recommended, AVOID Parler.

UPDATE: 5/10/2021 Voat's website and servers were shut down due to lack of funding. 

UPDATE: 12/21/21 Donald Trump's TRUTH Social is not recommended. Due to heavy concerns over bots, trolls, traps, privacy issues such as data tracking, geographically restricted, and partnership with Rumble. Donald Trump is known for his censorship of any criticism of Israel, Jewish individuals and their culture.

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