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BitChute Suspended By Patreon (but there’s more…)

Two days ago we received notice from Patreon that our account with them has been suspended.

I’ve been holding off putting out a public statement because the initial information that we were given was confusing, but to Patreon’s credit, they are replying to our emails and seem willing to take our appeal seriously. In the meantime, a lot of you have already noticed something is up and rather than let rumors spread I’d rather tell you what I know.

What is this all about?

I don’t know as much as I would like to yet, but by far the most serious claim is that Patreon believes that BitChute has no policies against violent organizations.

This is 100% not true, we are completely against violence, incitement to violence, violent organizations, child abuse, and terrorism. We have sent the Patreon staff links to our community guidelines and terms that does explain this very clearly and asked them to tell us where they feel it is insufficient.

See for yourself:

https://www.bitchute.com/policy/guidelines/

https://www.bitchute.com/policy/terms/

Patreon did also point out that BitChute the platform will be judged by its user content. Specifically, that which has been previously banned by Patreon. It is true that we do have users such as Lauren Southern who fit into this category. But I still think this may be a mistake as in the July 2017 Rubin Report interview with Jack Conte it was established that banned users can be platformed by other Patreon creators without resulting in further bans.

YouTube link, we don’t have this one on BitChute 🙁

What’s next?

We’ve been promised another reply to these concerns on Monday. So we’ll see what they say and hopefully, this can be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. If you are one of our existing Patrons thank you for again for your support. We’ve been told no money has been deducted from your accounts this month and whether or not it will again we’ll have to wait and see.

Have a great weekend

Ray Vahey

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17 Comments

  1. TJ Studio TJ Studio

    What if BitChute thinks your promoting a hate speech platform and permanently bans your patreon account for it?

  2. BitChute BitChute

    Good question, maybe we’ll get more answers on Monday.

  3. stanley broadbent stanley broadbent

    So staying within the law is not enough, financial pressures mean you’ll become like all the rest? Does the internet need another clone of YouTube?
    Are there really no alternatives available, enabling a reliable stream of cash?

  4. This is Big Tech shutting down competition and needs to be addressed by the president and lawmakers immediately.

  5. Jason G Jason G

    Is there another way to donate to bitchute or other ways to help bitchute grow?

  6. Patreon is using Paypal and Stripe as payment processors. Paypal has been messing with accounts for over a decade.

  7. James Paul von Helton James Paul von Helton

    Conservatives are the only ones who pose a serious threat to their plans. We have to be doped up & silenced first. Thank the gods they can’t taker away our guns. 87 muslims were given jobs & positions of power this mid term election. The news media has done a good job hiding that fact.

    https://www.tapainfo.com/2018/11/22/major-muslim-leader-makes-this-message-to-all-americans-in-two-years-america-will-be-land-of-muslims-and-all-christians-will-be-our-slaves-video/

  8. Christopher Hufford Christopher Hufford

    James Paul von Helton has nailed it.

  9. Unslung Hero Unslung Hero

    GITMO………….. as in git mo ammo!!!

  10. Oi Oi

    Hatreon? Or build your own Xapo gateway-embed

  11. Oi Oi

    You could also process your own CC txs & accept via privacy(dot)com…that way, folk debit your balance directly so w/o matching-up deposits to what’s nonpublic a ledger anyway or subpoenaing them or finding your data at a broker, any sjws can’t whine about what they can’t identify.

    Benefit of Patron being though is pay-per-content. Liberapay doesn’t suffice. There was an alternative if you’re unsatisfied w/ Flattr or the above 2 setd of suggestions but I forget its name

  12. JC JC

    Xrp tipbot to make donations.

  13. I just noticed that my Patreon bill is a lot less than it is supposed to be and now I know why. A month ago I was sending monthly payments to BitChute through PayPal and Patreon now they have both been shut down. There must be some way to send BitChute money? Do I have to mail cash to support you guys right now?

  14. damanifesto damanifesto

    GAB has gone to P.O. boxes at this point while working on other options. Screw Patreon, I’ll send a check snail mail if that what it takes.

  15. Asu Asu

    Use Liberapay instead.

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