Ever want to leave a comment on a YouTube video only to find that the comments have been disabled? Shutting down communication is an effective way for groups to spread misinformation and remove the ability to be challenged.
Thankfully there is an easy workaround so that anyone can comment on YouTube videos even when the comments themselves have been turned off. I know what you are thinking- does this require some hacker skills? The answer is no.
As Christians, we must always speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:14-16), strive to keep unity in the Body (Ephesians 4:3) and edify others with our words (Romans 14:19). The means of commenting on YouTube videos that I’m about to show you should not be used to abuse others, but rather to promote Christ.
Unfortunately what I am about to show you can also be used by people who desire to be mean or condescending. You will most likely come across some unsavoury comments following this method.
Change Web Browser
The creators of Gab.com, a social media site that promotes free speech modified the web-browser Brave so that users can comment on any URL. This web-browser is called Dissenter. You can download it here.
Essentially, Dissenter is a web-browser that is also a social media site. The added benefit of using Dissenter is that you also get some of the features of Brave; automatic ad-blocking and tracking prevention.
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Only those who are using the Dissenter browser with a Gab.com account can see these comments.
Commenting with Dissenter can also have other uses:
Opinion Pieces On News Sites
These are notorious for not allowing challenges or objections to assertions through leaving comments. Using Dissenter, you can lovingly refute erroneous ideas exhibited in any article (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
Ever fall victim to the arbitrary whims of a heavy-handed Facebook group moderator who mutes, deletes, or disapproves of posts, or flat out bans you? Well, using Dissenter, you can leave a comment on a Facebook Group’s URL and warn others of your experiences with such groups (Romans 16:17-18).
While you’re at it, why not join the TheoNerds Facebook group and stay on top of all the latest tech and geek news?
Heretical Churches In Your Area
Another use for Dissenter comments could be to warn others about heretical views of churches in your local area. By commenting on the front page of a church website, you can leave an honest review of a church, thus warning other Christians of their dangerous theology or abusive practices. I recommend only doing this if you have first spoken to the elders of the heretical church and have confronted them on their views.