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Almost a Week Later Invidious Instances Still Down, Broken, or Shouting Out for Help Because Google/YouTube Lawyers and Other Staff Wage a War on Free Software

Invidious instances are gasping for air and shouting/calling for help this evening (screenshots taken minutes ago; there are a couple more here):

A blocked Invidious Instance

Invidious Instance on data

Invidious Instances abuse claim

Invidious Instance block in Switzerland

Invidious Instance basement hosting

Invidious Instance login

Invidious Instance puffyan

Many instances are offline already.

Even Wikipedia is targeted now (they try to delete the very existence of Invidious or information about it, just like Stalin would do):

Google funds Wikipedia!

Summary: Invidious instances are being roundup up and shot in the neck by the Google Gulag; it's time to say goodbye to YouTube, as Invidious among other access points will be under relentless attacks

AS we noted a few days ago, it's time for Free software supporters and freedom proponents in general to boycott YouTube. Google (or YouTube) is proactively hostile because it wants to impose [1] brainwashing and push add-ons [2-3]. YouTube is not free hosting. It's neither free for creators nor is it free for viewers. YouTube is junk. It's time to abandon it. Maybe use some legacy tools to access old YouTube material, but definitely look for another place (more information in the 10 links at the bottom).

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. 2023-06-30 [Older] YouTube Threatens to Cut Off Ad Blocker Users After Just Three Ad-less Vids
  2. 2023-06-26 [Older] YouTube TV expands multiview feature while Google tests online-game offering
  3. 2023-06-24 [Older] YouTube is reportedly testing online games for mobile and desktop

More information:

  1. New Series: Why People Everywhere Should Quit YouTube
  2. YouTube's New Management: Time's Up, Start Paying and Watch Ads, Don't Use Free Software
  3. Why You Should Quit YouTube - Part 3: Google Exploits Creators, It'll Get Even Worse
  4. Why You Should Quit YouTube - Part 4: Financial Crunch Time
  5. Why You Should Quit YouTube - Part 5: The Real Enemy Has Become Sanity of Users
  6. Why You Should Quit YouTube - Part 6: The 'Audiences' as the Enemies of YouTube
  7. Why You Should Quit YouTube - Part 7: The 'Creators' as the Enemies of YouTube
  8. Why You Should Quit YouTube - Part 8: YouTube, Google, and Alphabet as the West's Political Opportunists and Enemies of Public Health
  9. Why You Should Quit YouTube - Part 9: Name Your Poison
  10. Self-Hosting of Videos is the Way Forward

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