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Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
  • Social news
  • Media aggregation
Available inEnglish
Founded2019; 5 years ago (2019)
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleKek (co-founder) (pseudonym)

captainmeta4 (co-founder) (pseudonym)

arkitekt (co-founder) (pseudonym)
Employees3 (June 2020)
Alexa rank134,332
RegistrationOptional, Registration is required to submit or vote on posts.

Ruqqus (stylized as ruqqus) is an American open-source social news aggregation and web content rating website based around free speech. It is funded through donations and by the developers.[1] Registered users can submit text posts, links and images that can be voted up or down by users. Posts are organized into user created boards called “Guilds” that cover a wide variety of topics. Submissions with more upvotes appear at the top of the guild and can appear on the front page of the site with enough votes.

The site was created as an alternative to the website Reddit. It has rapidly increased in popularity due to recent bannings of popular Reddit communities, which many users claim are due to bias and censorship of opinions.[2] Ruqqus uses several ways to combat moderator abuse and censorship. Posts can only be deleted by the users who made them, and a user can only moderate a maximum of 10 communities.[3]

Site overview

All content on Ruqqus is posted by its users. Users can cast positive or negative votes on posts that influence their visibility or discuss them in the form of comments. If a post gets enough positive votes, it may reach the front page of Ruqqus, known as the homepage. When a user's post or comment receives a positive vote, they earn points called "rep."


Posts by users are organized into communities "Guilds". Guilds are moderated by users called guildmasters, who can change the guild's appearance, "exile," or ban users, and move posts to "general," an unmoderated guild. If a guildmaster finds a post in general that would fit their guild, they can “Yank” it to move it to their guild. If all the guildmasters of a guild are inactive, a user can choose to take it over, called a "siege."

Censorship prevention

Ruqqus has measures in place to limit moderator abuse and encourage free speech. Guildmasters can only moderate a maximum of 10 Guilds, and can't permanently delete posts. Ruqqus also doesn't have advertisements, eliminating the risk of financial influence.


  1. "twitter". Twitter. 2020-06-23. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  2. Rankovic, Didi. "Reddit is about to further censor its communities to attract advertisers". Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  3. "twitter ruqqus status". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-07-02.

External links

This article "Ruqqus" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical. Articles taken from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be accessed on Wikipedia's Draft Namespace.