Dear Community,

Sadly, today the platform was suspended by Google. We suspect that this happened due to a frivolous takedown request of a user’s post by a foreign government, which we did not follow up on. The suspension was without notice, likely automated and done without review.

We are currently appealing the suspension, but we don’t know how long this process will take.

Once again this proves the urgent need for actually decentralized solutions. While has been cloud based as a stopgap, our platform is peer-to-peer, powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent and is using our very own AirTime plugin.

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

Update 3 Sep: is back online. We are taking measures to ensure this won't happen again.


The BitTube Team