Well, I thought it'd be a cold day in hell, but it finally happened - there's now an uncensored news sub with a large established userbase of around 82000 subscribers over at Reddit. Even r/european only reached 15-20k in its prime before it was quarantined by the Reddit admins. In fact, there were other alternative news subs that also did quite well out of the great r/news exodus, but none reached the lofty heights of r/uncensorednews.
For those out of the loop, it all started when r/news and r/worldnews began frantically censoring comments and posts of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting, as soon as it was found that the perpetrator was Muslim.
Due to some VERY visible comments on r/askreddit and maybe r/the_donald who covered the story doing the job r/news should have been doing, people flocked over to the r/uncensorednews sub, a place which had previously very little activity and only 20 users. On that day - 13/06/2016 - I saw it quickly rise to 7500 users, and then within a day or two to over 80000 subscribers.
And despite my initial fears that the userbase may dwindle away (due to currently missing some of the big stories from r/news, and potential loss of momentum), in fact the reverse is happening, and the users are increasing or at least stable. Plus it's getting some really BIG stories on or near the front page of r/all. People obviously love it because the news is a different flavour, but with a nice balance to the left-wing r/news echo chamber.
I think when I visited r/uncensorednews years ago, I thought to myself: Why isn't this massive?
Well, it got there in the end.