Hatreon

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Hatreon is an invite-only crowdfunding website lacking the content policing restrictions of other such websites. It was first soft launched in June 2017 by Cody Wilson, who founded it in response to attempts by Patreon and Kickstarter to crack down on users violating their content policing policies. It went live in August 2017, but without fully launching. It has attracted high-profile alt-right and neo-Nazi figures as its users, including Andrew Anglin and Richard B. Spencer.[1][2] It has been described as "the go-to crowdfunding platform for the "alt-right.""[3]

Funding was suspended in November 2017.[4] The site has since been unable to process pledges.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonazzo, John (2017-08-07). "The Alt-Right Is Now Using 'Hatreon' to Crowdfund Its Projects". Observer. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Yair (2017-11-14). "The Success of 'Hatreon' Shows Us Why Kicking Bigots Off Social Platforms Doesn't Solve the Problem". Tablet Magazine. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  3. ^ Kestenbaum, Sam (2017-08-04). "IndieGoGo Is All Good, But Where Do Neo-Nazis Go To Crowdfund?". The Forward. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  4. ^ "Cody Rutledge Wilson". Southern Poverty Law Center. Hatreon processing was suspended by Visa in November.
  5. ^ Michel, Casey (2018-03-13). "White supremacists' favorite fundraising site may be imploding". ThinkProgress.

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