No. BitChute isn’t safe, unless you enjoy exposing your IP address and identity to the world.
Bitchute is an up-and-coming challenger to YouTube. The online video platform uses torrent-based peer-to-peer technology to help improve the survivability of users and their content. Recent efforts by YouTube to silence Alex Jones and InfoWars have driven many users to BitChute.
If you follow me on Gab (@realBruceTyson), you already know that some questions exist about whether BitChite is a wise alternative. Personally and professionally, I recommend that people use the video capabilities of Gab rather than risk being doxxed at BitChute.
Is BitChute safe?
First, please join the Security for Beginners group on Gab. There, you can learn a lot about best online security practices and participate in the online conversation. Next, I’d like to present the same summary of BitChute that appears at the top of that group:
Bitchute uses torrent technology that exposes your IP to antifa and can doxx you and make you liable for copyright infringement. Never use it…
For those of you who need a video hosting platform, use Gab. Here are the words of Gab user @judgedread:
GabTV is the only surviving free speech site. Vimeo and Liveleak are censored, but at least they’re not Youtube. Anything that relies on torrent technology will expose you if you’re not using a VPN.
You’re safer using Youtube, which only doxxes you to Google, than you are using Bitchute, which exposes you to any random idiot who looks.
In other words, BitChute is just as unsafe as downloading files via torrents. Never use the site without first protecting yourself.
Use a VPN with BitChute
If you really want to use BitChute, remember to first connect to a paid, anonymous VPN service. If you don’t have a service right now, please sign up using my links.
By doing so, you will get a great service while helping to support this blog.
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Quick Tip: Never use any service that depends on torrent technology without first protecting yourself by connecting to a paid anonymous VPN service.