Some people are no longer able to view the videos that are posted on this website. This article explains why that is so, and what can be done to remedy the problem.
For years, I’ve uploaded my videos to YouTube and published them here. YouTube videos are viewable using almost any device, browser, or operating system. That’s why nearly everyone hosts their videos with YouTube.
But it seems as though in the near future, YouTube may suspend accounts that report on Qanon. I don’t know for certain if my account will be suspended. Maybe it won’t. But there seems to be a chance that it will. It would be irresponsible for me not to make contingency plans. I really have only two options. I can continue hosting my videos on YouTube and publishing them here and hope YouTube doesn’t suspend my account. That would make my videos easily viewable by everyone. But if YouTube does suspend my account, no one will be able to view videos on this website until I found a different host, upload more than 300 videos, and switched them out.
The other option is to find another video host, upload my videos to their server, and begin switching out my videos now.
Rather than waiting for my YouTube account to be suspended and having to scramble to find a new host, I’ve already found one, and I’ve begun switching out my videos.
Unfortunately, because the videos on this site are no longer hosted on YouTube, a small percentage of people cannot see them. That’s because their operating system, their browser settings, or their device does not support videos from my new hosting provider. (I’ve done a series of tests during the last couple of weeks, and less than 1 percent of the population cannot currently view my videos.)
The good news is, my videos can still be viewed in one of two ways.
If you can’t view videos on this website currently, try using a different web browser, or try changing your browser settings. Apparently, some people can’t view videos while browsing in privacy mode, but they can if privacy mode is turned off. If you’re using a phone or tablet, make sure your operating system is updated to the latest version. If that doesn’t resolve the problem, you might try using a different device. Lastly, my videos are still available on my YouTube channel despite the fact that YouTube is unsubscribing followers, not sending out notifications, and in some cases, displaying my channel as a blank page with no videos.
Some people deliberately choose to use certain browsers, certain devices, and certain operating systems. For some, it’s about cost; for others, it’s about function or privacy. I get it. But other YouTubers who post about Q may have their accounts suspended. If that happens, they’ll have to find another host, and their videos may not be available to people who use certain devices, browsers, or operating systems. Each channel that is suspended becomes a bigger inconvenience. At some point, you’ll have to decide if keeping your current viewing setup is a good tradeoff for being relegated to watching only those videos that are hosted on YouTube.
Lastly, for those who follow me on Twitter, I haven’t disappeared. I’m still tweeting, but Twitter has removed me from the search algorithm. That means you won’t find my account by searching for it until you enter my entire handle (@prayingmedic.) Many people have told me that I’ve been removed from their newsfeed. Twitter is still unfollowing hundreds of people a week from my account, so check to see if you’ve been unfollowed. If you want to view my tweets, you may have to bookmark my Twitter page and go there periodically.
I try to provide a service that is available to everyone, but some things are outside of my control. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your patience and understanding
During the last few months, I’ve been bombarded with messages from friends. The messages contain links to articles and videos where religious leaders have insisted that Q’s operation is intended to lead people away from God. A number of separate but related concerns have been expressed about Q. In this article, I’ll address them one by one.
An Illustration I once met an atheist who said God doesn’t exist. He claimed that this is what the Bible teaches. Intrigued by his statement, I asked him to explain. “The Bible says there is no God. Look it up in Deuteronomy chapter 32 and Isaiah 45.”
I examined the text of the verses he cited.
‘See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand. Deut. 32:39
“I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me;
My atheist friend was right. The Bible does say, “there is no God.” But when we consider the phrase in context, we can see that in each case, it is part of a larger statement that emphasizes the realities of God’s existence. When a statement is removed from its original context, it can be twisted to mean the opposite of what was intended.
The Context of Q Qanon is an operation that provides information about historical and current events. The clues and information posted by Q create a narrative of history that differs from the one promoted by the mainstream media. This is the overarching context that must be applied to all of Q’s posts. If this context is not applied—if Q’s statements are taken out of context—they can be twisted to mean the opposite of their intended meaning. Sadly, that is what many people have done.
One pastor took exception to Q’s statement, “Sheep no more.” In a sermon, he reveled in the fact that Jesus called himself the Good Shepherd and we, his sheep. He was outraged at the suggestion that we are not the Lord’s sheep.
The comparison of humans to sheep is a metaphor that can be used to illustrate different ideas. It may describe, in an allegorical way, the relationship between Jesus and his followers. We are called His sheep because sheep follow their shepherd. In this case, the allegory speaks of devotion. The term can also be used in a derogatory way. Sheep are incredibly dumb animals. For that reason, people who are gullible, naive, and clueless are often called sheep. In the context of Q’s operation, those who blindly accept the narrative of the mainstream media are referred to as sheep. In some cases, Q says the elites who use occultic symbolism to openly display their evil view us a sheep.
Q has never suggested we are not God’s sheep. But when his statements are taken out of context, they can be twisted, and the argument is then made that he opposes the teaching of the Bible.
Some are concerned about Q’s admonition to “trust yourself.” Apparently, pastors are offended by this message, claiming it goes against the biblical instruction to trust God.
Once again, context is essential. We know that Q’s operation is about uncovering the facts of historical and current events that are ignored by the mainstream media. In the post above, Q said news outlets report false information to receive clicks or to push a false narrative. Rather than blindly accepting their false narrative, Q encourages us to do our own research and trust the conclusions we come to. His statement “trust yourself” is limited to trusting your understanding of current news events. It has nothing to do with whether you trust God. Personally, I’ve found that it is God who helps me connect the details I uncover in my research. I depend on Him to give me understanding. In that regard, trusting yourself and trusting God are not antithetical.
One pastor objected to the fact that Q referred to the U.S. military as the “savior of mankind.” He then launched into a diatribe about how only God is our savior, and the idea that anyone else could be a savior is positively demonic.
If this statement is removed from its context, it can be twisted to mean something that was not intended. Q is not a theologian. His operation is not about religion. He does not (normally) teach on the subject of soteriology—on how the soul of man can be redeemed. Therefore, if he uses the term “savior” or “salvation,” the intended reference would be to something other than theology.
In what other sense might the U.S. military be viewed as the savior of mankind?
Whether we choose to believe it or not, there are wealthy, powerful people who abduct children so they can be tortured and raped. Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein enabled this kind of activity. Child sex trafficking isn’t an isolated phenomenon; it happens in every country. Because civilian courts had turned a blind eye to the issue, the U.S. military stepped in and began shutting down human trafficking lanes around the world.
When Q says the U.S. military is the “savior of mankind,” he means the military is the only organization in the world currently working to end the trafficking of those who cannot protect themselves. But even in the post where he supposedly committed blasphemy, Q closed with a statement his critics have ignored— “God save us all.”
I could provide a dozen more examples where someone took a post out of context and accused Q of ungodly teaching, but I think you get the point. If you find something in a post that seems a bit off, before jumping to conclusions, consider the message as it applies to the context of Q’s operation.
Read the Posts A religious leader may have an opinion about Q, but if they have not read the posts, or followed the decodes of someone who has, their opinion is uninformed. An uninformed opinion about any field of study is worthless, and Qanon is a field of study unto itself. In the same way that you can’t understand microbiology without taking classes or reading books on the subject, no life experience and no amount of education can give you an understanding of Q’s operation. The only way to understand Q is to read the posts and do the research. I respect the opinions of people who have expertise in certain areas. But there is no reason to respect the uninformed opinion of someone who hasn’t read the posts.
Why Do People Worship Q? It has been observed that some people seem to worship Q. That fact isn’t surprising. Mankind was created to venerate (worship) God. It’s encoded in our DNA; it’s the purpose for which we were created. But not everyone sees the value in God. Some prefer to exalt Hollywood celebrities. Some kneel before the altar of Black Lives Matter. Others find incredible value in the 17th letter of the alphabet. The fact that people choose to worship a person, an activity, or an idea does not make the thing worshipped evil. When we choose to worship an idol, it says nothing about the idol but it speaks volumes about us. Q has, on many occasions, cautioned people not to worship (glorify) him.
Is Q a Cult?
While it is evident that Q followers are involved in some type of movement, to know if it is a cult, we need to know if the movement engages in the kind of behavior typically seen in cults.
Most cults center around the teaching of a charismatic central figure who provides personal revelation and guidance to the cult’s members. Cults generally have an established leadership hierarchy. The doctrines of the cult flow from the central figure to the leadership team and are reinforced by them. Cult followers are praised for learning and obeying the leader’s teachings and observing the cult’s rituals. They are punished (or publicly humiliated) when they don’t.
In contrast, there is a central figure in the Q movement, but no one knows who he (or she) is. The movement has no identified leaders. There are no official meetings that Q followers attend or even an organized way of communicating. There are no official (or even widely accepted) doctrines in the Q community. Each person who reads Q’s posts finds their own meaning in them. They emphasize whatever ideas, values, or concepts are important to them. Cult leaders are primarily interested in controlling the thoughts and the behaviors of the cult’s members, while Q insists that people think for themselves. It may appear from a distance as though Q has recruited a cult following, but a closer examination reveals this is not the case.
I’ll close with my response to the claim that Q might mention God, but he never mentions Jesus. Last year, Q felt it was worth pointing out that Jesus Christ is the reason we celebrate Christmas.
The deep state has tried in many ways to silence Qanon and limit the growth of the movement. More than 2,000 mainstream articles have been written to date about Q. Not one has had anything positive to say. Despite (or perhaps because of) the media’s hatred of Q, the movement has grown exponentially.
One tactic employed by Q’s enemies was de-platforming. The media applied pressure in the form of shaming to the companies that provided services to 8chan. That resulted in them losing their technical services and the website went offline That maneuver silenced Q for three months, but 8chan’s owner, Jim Watkins was able to create a new website, 8kun, which Q has been posting on ever since. Having failed in previous attempts, the deep state appears to be deploying a different tactic—imitation.
Tripcodes Because Q’s identity is unknown, it’s possible for others to imitate him. Although technically, Q posts anonymously, we know that certain posts are from him (or her) because of their tripcode. A tripcode is a hashed password used on internet message boards like 8kun. They give a user a unique identification code while allowing them to remain anonymous. When someone uses a tripcode, it appears on all their posts. Q’s unique tripcode has been carefully tracked ever since he began posting.
In 2017 and 2018, attacks and infiltration forced Q to move from one message board to another. In December of 2017, Q moved to the 8chan board /cbts/. Three weeks after he began posting there, the board owner lied about the validity of Q’s tripcode and claimed it had been compromised.
Q replied, confirming that his tripcode had not been compromised. He said it was the board that had been compromised and he told anons there would be no more posts from him on that board. Q then moved to the 8chan board /thestorm/.
One of the more well-known early Q decoders was Jerome Corsi. He drew the attention of anons after sharing his thoughts about a photo posted by Q. In November of 2017, President Trump flew to Asia. During that trip, on November 9th, Q posted the photo below. An internet search for the photo returned no results. Apparently, it was an original. Corsi insisted that it had been taken on Air Force One and it was evidence that Q must be close to the President.
A few months later, Corsi would claim that Q had been compromised. On April 29, 2018, Q warned anons to be careful who they followed. Some people were trying to profit off the movement.
Many people took this as a prohibition against receiving financial support. Jerome Corsi did, and he accused Q of being a communist. He later claimed that although the original Q was legitimate, the person currently posting as Q was not the same person. Two weeks later, Q explained the real purpose of this post.
Because the movement was growing rapidly, Q needed to expose a deceptive scheme so that new followers would not be misled. One part of Corsi’s plan was to intentionally provide false decodes. Unbeknownst to us, he was secretly collaborating with Alex Jones and InfoWars. Their goal was to discredit Q and bring his followers over to their platform. To refute Corsi’s claim and prove he was the same person who posted at the beginning of the operation, Q posted a photo nearly identical to the one posted on November 9th.
Q had anticipated that at some point, someone would claim that he was not the same person who posted at the beginning of the operation. He prepared a collection of original photos of the same scene that had been taken a few seconds apart. He could post another original photo at any time, to verify that he was the same person who began the operation.
On July 21, 2020, Twitter announced it had suspended thousands of Q-related accounts and that they planned to take punitive action against other accounts. That same day, former CIA employee Kevin Shipp claimed on Twitter that while Q had begun as a legitimate intelligence insider, the operation had since been compromised. In another tweet, he claimed that “real” intelligence insiders would soon be dropping “real” intelligence on the chans. These tweets have since been deleted, but currently, Shipp has a thread posted that explains his concerns about Q.
Note that Shipp doesn’t claim to be a Q expert. The claim that Q has been compromised is based on second-hand information from an anonymous source. In another tweet, he said he was concerned because Q is anonymous, and “Secret identity is rarely a good thing when presenting important information.”
Shipp said we should be suspicious of Q because he presents important information while remaining anonymous. At the same time, Shipp made an important claim of his own (that Q had been compromised), and we should accept his claim based on information from an anonymous source. (You can view Shipp’s Twitter thread below.)
I am a former counterintelligence investigator and handled serious espionage cases in the CIA. I have seen some complex PsyOps, which harmed good people. So, I am naturally cautious about Q. Secret identity is rarely a good thing when presenting important information. pic.twitter.com/pHQ1DrVScy
Shipp’s tactic is no different than that of Jerome Corsi. Corsi endeared himself to anons by providing commentary on Q’s posts. Shipp endeared himself to the community by appearing in the film Out of Shadows. In that film, he discussed CIA programs like MKUltra and Operation Mockingbird. He didn’t reveal anything that wasn’t already in the public domain, but that wasn’t his objective. He needed to make a public appearance where he seemed to be on the side of patriots and truthers. He needed us to trust him. That way, when he attacked Q, we would perceive his actions as being motivated by a love for the truth.
Shipp’s error is the same one made by many political commentators. We are all entitled to our opinions about Q, but not all opinions are equal. Shipp hasn’t read Q’s posts. His opinion is uninformed and his intelligence background is irrelevant. If you’ve read the posts yourself, you have a better understanding of Q’s operation than someone who hasn’t.
My present concern is about the comment he made in his deleted tweet regarding “real intelligence insiders” dropping “real” intelligence on the chans. Shipp has essentially warned us that infiltraitors are coming. Their goal is to fool us with fake intelligence drops. At the same time, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube seem intent on removing long-time Q decoders from their platforms. If experienced Q analysts are removed, how will new followers know which posts are from Q? The timing of Shipp’s announcement and the social media purge of Q accounts almost seems to be coordinated.
Now more than ever, it’s important to know how to determine which posts are from Q and which are not. Q has never posted on any social media platform and he never will. He does not communicate with anyone privately. If someone claims to have a source that is in contact with Q, you can regard their claim as false.
Messages from Q are only posted on 8kun under the tripcode Q!!Hs1Jq13jV6. If someone claims that a new post is from Q, and this tripcode is not visible on it, consider it to be fake. (Q has used other tripcodes in the past. You can find them on sites like qanon.pub where the posts are displayed.)
Whenever Q changes his tripcode, he warns anons ahead of time and verifies the change on the board. (Note in the image below, there is one tripcode prior to the change (Q!CbboFOtcZs) and a different one after (Q!A6yxsPKia).
It’s easy to photoshop a real Q tripcode onto a fake post. If you cannot find a particular post by searching for it on a website where Q posts are displayed, consider it to be fake.
I would expect that if a new threat is about to emerge, Q has already anticipated it, and has countermeasures in place. If the deep state is, in fact, about to unleash a pack of phony intelligence insiders, we might consider it a sign of how much damage Q is doing to their operations. Imitation is the sincerest form of panic.
Twitter has announced that they intend to silence accounts that post about Qanon. According to the New York Times, other large platforms plan to take similar action. Because I refuse to be silent about Q, I expect to have my Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel suspended. Some of the information I’m about to share is for the benefit of social media influencers who face having their accounts shut down. For their sake, I’m going to discuss details about social media that most people wouldn’t normally be interested in. If you’re not an influencer, you’re going to learn more about the inner workings of social media that you may want to know, but you’ll have the opportunity to consider the problems we deal with as we endeavor to make our voices heard.
Speaking Freely Having been de-platformed on social media years ago, I didn’t want to let Silicon Valley tech companies have the last word on what I’m allowed to say. I decided to make my videos, podcasts, and articles available on a self-hosted website so that I might have greater control over my message. Publishing your own articles on a website is easy. Hosting and streaming your own videos is difficult and costly, which is why no one does it. The most practical way to offer videos to an audience is to upload them to a hosting platform, embed them on your website, and hope they don’t get removed by the hosting company.
The Headaches of Video Hosting Most social media influencers host their videos on YouTube. Whether you love them or hate them, YouTube videos can be viewed on virtually any device or browser, and if you agree to color inside the lines, they can be monetized. YouTube is its own social media platform where users can send messages, leave comments, and interact with others.
Due to increasing censorship, YouTube will not be an option for some of us in the future. This isn’t news to me. I’ve been expecting it. For two years, I’ve been looking for an alternative to hosting my videos on YouTube. When I combine the threat of being de-platformed by Facebook Twitter and YouTube, my primary concerns are finding a place where I can speak freely, where I can connect with like-minded people, and where I can host videos that play properly on this website.
There are many platforms available for video hosting, but they are not created equal. Bitchute is a popular alternative to YouTube, but it can take two or three days for a video to finish processing, and they don’t offer the option to embed videos. (Technically, a Bitchute video can be embedded on a website by using an iframe, but that approach causes viewing problems for some users.)
Vimeo is another alternative, but they joined Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube when Alex Jones was de-platformed a couple of years ago. If they were willing to de-platform him, here’s no guarantee they won’t ban someone like me.
DTube, UGETube, and Brighteon allow videos to be hosted without censorship, and they offer an embed feature. I’ve tried embedding videos from these platforms here. Each time I did, a significant percentage of viewers were unable to play the video due to differences in device operating systems and web browsers. Streaming videos in a way that makes them viewable across all devices and browsers is a tricky proposition that only a few companies have done successfully.
My Wife’s Brainy Idea Last week, my wife told me about a new social media platform called CloutHub. The company claims to be a politically neutral social media platform. I decided to create an account. What follows is a review of CloutHub’s features after one week of use. I had many questions about the platform’s current state of operation and their future plans, so I contacted CloutHub CEO Jeff Brain, who was happy to answer my questions. (The images displayed in this article were captured from the web-based version of CloutHub, which differs slightly from how they are displayed on the mobile app.)
CloutHub’s Layout Clouthub is built around the idea of providing hubs for various interests and activities. There are currently “News,” “Public,” and “Group” hubs. A variety of other hubs, including “Civic” and “Private” are in the works. CloutHub gives you the option of following people or adding them as a friend. When deciding to accept or reject a friend request, keep in mind that when the “Private” hub launches, friends will have access to your private hub, while followers will not.
CloutHub sports a three-column layout with a main center column for a newsfeed. Right and left sidebars are home to additional features. The page background is light grey with a charcoal header. Orange is used to highlight key elements. The design is easy on the eyes, which should benefit anyone who is on social media for long periods of time. Posts can be liked, shared, or you can leave a comment. Unlike on Twitter, posts can be edited. Users begin with a 300 character limit, and they can earn more characters by referring others to the platform. A link is provided to receive credit for referrals and a landing page is offered for influencers with large followings.
CloutHub’s many services are accessed through two rows of tabs at the top of the page. In the charcoal-colored header, select the “Public” tab and you’ll be taken to a page with a newsfeed similar to that of Twitter. The header has a search bar and tabs for the “Newsroom,” “Group” and “Channels” sections. The right sidebar shows trending topics. The left sidebar has icons for notifications, messages, friends and followers, trends, donations, and settings.
Still in the header, if you click the “Newsroom” tab, a page will open with a column that displays articles from a variety of media outlets. The left sidebar menu has tabs for news, politics, business, etc. Articles can easily be shared to your newsfeed, in a private message, to a group, or on another platform.
Videos and Groups Clouthub has features similar to those found on Facebook, including the option to upload videos from your mobile device and the ability to create and moderate groups. To go to the Groups page, click on the “Groups” tab in the header. Any group you are a member of is displayed near the top of the page. Other groups are displayed below.
To create a new group, click the plus sign next to your avatar, give the group a name, choose its privacy setting, then add a header image and avatar if you desire. Groups can be set to open, which allows anyone to see or join them. A second option is to set a group to closed, which allows it to be seen, but admittance is moderated. A third option is to have a secret group, which makes it invisible on the platform. Admission to a secret group is by invitation only.
Clouthub’s private message system is similar to that of Facebook and Twitter. Messages from friends are displayed in the left tab, while messages from everyone else appear in the right tab. Unread messages in the inbox display a red dot.
Privacy CloutHub does not collect or sell the personal information of its users. You can create an account with any user name you choose. If you want to remain anonymous, you can create one using a burner phone number and disposable email or you can choose to have your account verified. To have your account verified, upload a photo with your ID. After your account is verified, the file is destroyed. There are no ads on the platform. CloutHub’s business model is similar to that of Gab, where most users join for free, and a handful of influencers pay fees for premium services.
Free Speech Blogging Today, writers face increasing censorship. Although some of us enjoy the challenges of setting up and maintaining our own websites, it can be tedious, and there are costs involved. That’s why blogging platforms like Medium were created. Medium has chosen to de-platform anyone who writes about Qanon. The creators of CloutHub anticipated the need for a free speech blogging platform, which they plan to roll out soon.
Artificial Intelligence One feature that deserves mention is CloutHub’s use of Artificial Intelligence. Images and videos posted on the platform are scanned for pornography. In addition, certain words have been blacklisted and can’t be included in a post. Restricted words include racial slurs and sexual terms. If you enter a blacklisted word, the AI will detect it, and you’ll have to choose another word before the post can be published. The use of AI to limit offensive and illegal content makes CloutHub a safe alternative for minors who want to use social media.
Content Channels CloutHub has many useful features, but I found its content channels particularly intriguing. They offer broadcasters the ability to set up a channel on a dedicated page along with other broadcasters. The content channels are accessed through the “Channels” tab in the header.
On this page, influencers host their videos and podcasts. There is an option for broadcasters to create playlists that appear on separate tabs on their channel page. There is no limit to the number of files or the length of a broadcast that can be uploaded. There is, however, a data limit of 4 gigabytes per file. Since I’ve been looking for an alternative to YouTube, the option for hosting videos on CloutHub seemed promising. I requested to become a channel host, and I was given channel #115. To evaluate their video streaming capabilities, I uploaded a collection of videos.
Video Hosting I needed to know if videos hosted on Clouthub would have the same problems as videos hosted on other services, so I designed a series of tests. My hope was to publish several videos and have thousands of people watch them without receiving complaints about playability.
I uploaded the first video to CloutHub’s server and embedded it on this website. It’s had more than 2,000 views to date. The only complaints I received were from two people who had their browsers set to “privacy mode.” One person confirmed that they were able to view the video after changing their browser setting. I uploaded a second video that YouTube had removed from my channel and posted a link to it on Twitter and Parler. It’s had more than 7,000 views, and I haven’t received any complaints about playability. I uploaded two more videos and embedded them here. One has had more than 5,000 views. The other has had 3,000. I received two complaints about viewing issues. One individual did not provide information other than to say they could not view the video. A second said he was using the Firefox browser on a Linux operating system.
As consumers of videos, we’ve grown accustomed to having the freedom to use any operating system or browser we choose because YouTube videos can be played on virtually any setup. But YouTube won’t be an option for some of us in the future. I would love to have 100 percent of my audience be able to view my videos, but there is a practical limit to how accommodating a host can be. Some responsibility lies with the viewer. Influencers who are removed from YouTube have no choice but to find another video host. Videos hosted on other platforms have different viewing requirements. Viewers will either adapt to the changing requirements or be relegated to watching only those who remain on YouTube. CloutHub’s video hosting is not as ubiquitous as YouTube’s but it passed my battery of tests. The few complaints I received are acceptable, and they can be remedied by the viewers. Most problems with viewing non-YouTube videos can be eliminated by changing browser settings, using a different browser, updating your device’s operating system, or using a different device.
Live Streaming For influencers with a content channel, CloutHub offers live streaming. (Live streaming is not currently offered for non-channel hosts.) Setting up a live stream is simple. The backend of the platform has a page for video stream settings. Simply copy and paste the stream URL and stream key into a program like OBS or Wirecast, and begin streaming. I haven’t used OBS in more than a year, but I was able to set up a live stream in just a few minutes. Clouthub automatically displays the stream on your channel, anytime you go live. A live broadcast hosted on Clouthub can be shared on any social media platform. You can check out my 1-minute test live stream here.
Video Sharing and Monetization CloutHub’s video hosting interface is intuitive and easy to use. Videos can be published on any website, social media platform, or directly to YouTube. Viewers can change the speed of play and the display size. Standard sizes for embedding videos are available along with the option to create custom sizes. Broadcasters can embed a video, a playlist or a channel, with or without the chat. Channel hosts are given the option to create revenue streams. Although there are no ads on the platform, there is an option to run ads on CloutHub hosted videos (including Google ads), and broadcasters can ask viewers for their email address. In the near future, CloutHub will offer the option of a paywall that the channel host will control and provide a service similar to Patreon.
Customer Service If you’ve ever dealt with YouTube’s customer service, you know it can be a frustrating experience. CloutHub provides a full set of tutorials for video hosting and they offer live customer support for their content channels.
If you’re an influencer and you have questions not addressed in this article or if you want more information about CloutHub’s services, you’re welcome to email through this website or message me on social media and I’ll help you in whatever way I can.
Glitches Because CloutHub is relatively new, there are occasional glitches when trying to load certain pages. For example, it can take a while for the page to load that shows your followers. This happens primarily when using the web-based interface. The mobile app is more reliable. CloutHub’s CEO advised me that the web-based interface was only released a few weeks ago, and it’s still being fine-tuned.
Summary Overall, I’m impressed with CloutHub. It doesn’t just offer a free speech platform. It combines the features of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube all in one place. It’s like the Swiss Army knife of social media. And you don’t need to worry about having your account suspended for expressing the wrong view. The platform hasn’t drawn a lot of attention from big-name celebrities yet, but its services should attract those who oppose censorship.
Getting Personal From a personal perspective, Clouthub has proven to be an answer to prayer. Because I publish videos about Qanon, my YouTube channel is almost guaranteed to be suspended. I needed a video hosting solution. I’ve tested the feasibility of using CloutHub as my primary video host, and they meet all my requirements. The time to implement a plan to avoid a disaster is before the disaster hits. I uploaded my entire YouTube channel to CloutHub, and I’m switching out all my videos on this website for ones hosted there. I can now sleep a little better, comforted by the knowledge that if YouTube suspends my account, it won’t affect my ability to host videos here.
Large social media platforms are the information battlefields upon which the war over public opinion is waged. I have no plans to voluntarily abandon Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. I’ve had multiple Facebook pages suspended, and if my current one is removed, I can create another. If my Twitter account is suspended, I can make a new one and reconnect with my tribe, at least temporarily. YouTube presents a different set of problems. It takes a lot of time and effort to upload hundreds of videos and create thumbnails, descriptions, titles, and links. At some point, recreating a suspended account on a hostile platform may not be a wise allocation of time and resources. I still plan to make my videos available on YouTube as long as they’ll have me, but I may not create a new account if my current one is suspended.
It’s About the Relationship YouTube recruits influencers with the promise of a mutually beneficial relationship. They agree to host and promote your videos. In return, you’re given access to a powerful platform where your message can be heard, and if you’re successful, they offer a financial reward. The offer of a mutually beneficial relationship seems to be true, as long as you refrain from expressing certain views. When you express the wrong view, punitive action is taken to correct your behavior. That kind of relationship isn’t mutually beneficial. When you’re not free to do as you please—when someone threatens you to get you to behave a certain way, the relationship is based on control and abuse. I wouldn’t marry an abusive, controlling woman. Why would I make myself dependent on an abusive social media company?
CloutHub has offered me the mutually beneficial relationship that YouTube wouldn’t. That altered my relationship with YouTube, which I can now treat like any other video hosting service. It’s nice to have access to their platform, but I no longer need them. If they suspend my account, it’s not the end of the world. CloutHub offers influencers the opportunity to divorce themselves from abusive companies that try to censor and control them.
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