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- Overall, we rate BitChute extreme right and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, propaganda, hate speech, poor sourcing, fake news, and a lack of transparency. This source is not credible for accurate information and may be offensive to some (most).
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy, Propaganda, Lack of Transparency, Fake News, Hate Speech
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
Founded in 2017 by Ray Vahey, BitChute is an online video hosting platform that publishes far-right conspiracy theories, and videos banned by Youtube for content violations. Some notable publishers on BitChute are conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Lauren Southern. The website lacks transparency as they do not offer an about page and videos are uploaded by anybody. The videos claim to be hosted on a peer to peer network to prevent censorship.
Funded by / Ownership
BitChute is owned by Bit Chute Limited with revenue derived through membership sales and donations. Virtually, all payment processors such as Paypal have banned BitChute and advertisers have rejected them due to offensive content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, BitChute publishes user-uploaded videos that often contain extreme, misleading, or fake far-right content. For example, they publish videos from right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones such as this UN Propaganda Prepares Pacific Islanders For The Rise of the New World Order. Based on the offensive and often false nature of the content we will not provide more hyperlinks to their website. In general, they promote illegal content and hate speech that has been banned from other services. Other topics frequently found on the website are neo-Nazism, white supremacy, and pro-Trump propaganda.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center “BitChute, is a low-rent YouTube clone that carries an array of hate-fueled material, including white nationalist podcasts, propaganda linked to a murderous neo-Nazi group and a parody song called “N—– Babies,” which chortles at the idea of slaughtering and then eating black infants.” Further, during the Coronavirus pandemic, they have frequently published disinformation such as the banned video Plandemic that was riddled with false claims. In general, this a website that offers disinformation and offensive content. Put another way, it is the 4-Chan or 8-Chan of video. It is not credible on any level.
Overall, we rate BitChute extreme right and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, propaganda, hate speech, poor sourcing, fake news, and a lack of transparency. This source is not credible for accurate information and may be offensive to some (most). (D. Van Zandt 8/31/2020)