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Goodbye and Good Riddance to Voat, Reddit’s Gross Clone

Three years ago, a website was created as a refuge for the communities deemed too hateful or toxic to exist on the lenient-to-a-fault social aggregator Reddit. That site was a knockoff called Voat which was identical in purpose and design, only its founding communities were groups like v/FatPeopleHate and the anti-black v/CoonTown. Read More >>

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Pizzagate Shooter Pleads Guilty as Online Conspiracy Theory Winds Down

Last December, Edgar Maddison Welch—a 28-year-old who claims he had only recently installed an internet connection in his North Carolina home—crossed state lines with several firearms. After arriving at a Washington DC pizzeria to “self-investigate” a conspiracy theory that the restaurant was involved in a child sex trafficking ring, he fired a rifle inside and was soon apprehended by police. Read More >>

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Fat-Hating Redditors Flee to Voat, Overload Servers, Demand Bitcoin

You’ve probably never heard of Voat, but the free-speech-loving Reddit clone is the hottest website in Troll City right now. After Reddit officially banned several vile and abusive subreddits, a flood of Redditors fled to Voat, where similar sub-sites still exist. Voat is now drowning in the traffic and needs Bitcoin to stay afloat. Read More >>