For anyone unfamiliar with it, the title of this article is a play on Voyage Of The Damned. It is a book and a movie about a ship of Jewish folks trying to escape Germany in 1939… and the trials and tribulations of it all.
My thought is fairly simple. Perhaps we can “crowd source” a list of sites that have been banned, shadow banned, stats shadow banned, etc. and provide links to their alternative locations.
So, for example, InfoWars was banned from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Paypal, but still has a web site here:
He also has a new video source on what was “real.video” and is now renamed to Brighteon:
“REAL.video is now Brighteon.com. Same owners, new name. All videos and accounts preserved. ”
Plus it is on the Roku:
Is still up on YouTube, but has been de-monitized, so why not watch it directly from their site instead? Why fund YouTube if they are screwing over Rightside Broadcasting?
In fact, you could even go further and ‘demonitize’ YouTube by watching all your “YouTubes” via an ad and tracking removing process like:
Similarly, Whatfinger is being stats-shadow banned:
Found on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stefanmolyneux
Runs a web site: https://freedomainradio.com/
I didn’t find him on Real.video / Brighteon but with the name change my search-foo may be off…
You get the idea. A listing of folks worth watching or listening too, who have been banned, and alternative places to find them. Perhaps some statement about the nature of the ban, too; such as “gone” or “demonitized, watch via Invideous”.
I would like to have a list of “folks worth watching and listening to” anyway. A nice list could quickly get folks reconnected with their favorites but also with new “favorites to be”.
Yes, it could serve as something of a guide to “the opposition” as to where to attempt quashing next. But frankly, if the “new alternative” folks have 1/2 a brain they will realize they can collect 1/4 to 1/2 of YouTube and Twitter and Facebook business just by NOT banning the half of the country with conservative values.
I could also see a general purpose section that says “Here are alternatives to the Left Wing Only censoring site of FOO:” perhaps with a preferred and a second and third tier choices as well. such as the next section.
General Twitter Alternative
A whole lot of folks got chased of Twitter and went to Gab.ai:
Another Twitter alternative is “Twister” that is all peer-2-peer:
There are also many other alternatives listed here:
Mastodon, Minds, Diaspora, Tumbler, GNU Social, Friendica, Known, Ello, ZeroMe, Patchwork, Libertree, Musteus, Pumpio, Openbook, Plurk, Hawaar, THINK thenlive, BroadTags, Grewpler, Amino, Pawoo, Plag, Kweknet, Scuttlebutt.nz, MeWe, Tweet It!, MicroBlog, Chaino, Futurenet, …..and many many more.
So perhaps some kind of evaluation of the alternatives and a subset needs to be identified.
What do folks think of something like that? I know it would rapidly become a huge list, so eventually some kind of sorting and searching / organizing would be needed. At least at first, though, it could just be a list of comments here on where your favorites have gone and how to find them.
Eventually I could make it a tab up top so it would be easy to find. As it stands now, I’m having trouble remembering where all folks have gone, especially for ones I only occasionally watched. Collecting a guide to the diaspora would be easiest if done now, while they are fresh in our awareness and the need it urgent.