Building a better Disqus
From the initial idea stages of BitChute we have wanted to include a modern, comprehensive and interactive commenting system. We originally selected Disqus to perform this role as it was the best available option. Although Disqus still provides most of the features we want, a lot has also changed since then.
The saga around Facebook and Cambridge Analytics, as well as the introduction of GDPR have raised increasing numbers of concerns around our choice of Disqus, their third party suppliers, and their use of user data.
As a result of these concerns and our desire to have more control over our comments system, we have decided to launch a project to create an open source state of the art comments system that can compete with the likes of Disqus on performance, user experience and features.