What is BitChute?: Characterizing the

@article{Trujillo2020WhatIB,
  title={What is BitChute?: Characterizing the},
  author={Milo Z. Trujillo and Mauricio G. Gruppi and Cody L. Buntain and Benjamin D. Horne},
  journal={Proceedings of the 31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media},
  year={2020}
}
In this paper, we characterize the content and discourse on BitChute, a social video-hosting platform. Launched in 2017 as an alternative to YouTube, BitChute joins an ecosystem of alternative, low content moderation platforms, including Gab, Voat, Minds, and 4chan. Uniquely, BitChute is the first of these alternative platforms to focus on video content and is growing in popularity. Our analysis reveals several key characteristics of the platform. We find that only a handful of channels receive… 

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