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[–] level_101 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It isn't. It acts as a go-between for you and youtube. Your browser is still pulling the video from youtube/google, they just are getting tracking/ads stripped.

[Edit] Quote from the top of the front page of hooktube.com

Share YouTube videos without giving Google and its partners ad revenue or views. Bypass country blocks and age restrictions. Download YouTube videos and music. Deny Google your data.

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[–] 10361522? [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Where is Hooktube drawing all the recommendations from? Directly from the yt page?

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[–] Swack_ 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago