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[–] acratus 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

There are a lot of sleazebag journalists talking about Voat as a haven for child porn (echoing right-wing calls for censorship in the late 90s), but I guess there's no such thing as bad publicity. As long as Atko can keep us up and running, I predict a steadily-growing community.

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[–] xXx_yolo-swagbl4ze_x 0 points 68 points (+68|-0) ago 

One thing I have noticed is that many of the websites shit-talking Voat are owned by Condé Nast, which also owns Reddit. The other ones tend to cater heavily to sjws.

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[–] ohcanada 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

What a stunning coincidence. I wonder if that's related somehow...?

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[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This sounds like something we could make infographs for.

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[–] PureFix 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Which is exactly why some people, myself included, have decide to abandon the sinking ship that is- Reddit

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[–] a_of_s_t 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I think what's crazy is how anti-free speech some of the articles are. They claim that Reddit is a business and can censor what it wants, but then in the same article, they will say that leaving Reddit is an over-reaction. Yeah, if a business centered around discussion is going to censor what I say, I'm going to leave. Even if I would not normally say things they would censor, if they have made it clear that they will just censor anything that they do no like, then it's time to leave.

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

First amendment doesn't protect private censorship so you therefore have no right to complain!!!111!!!1

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[–] Idoto 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's just as bad as TV shows that won't bad talk any products to please advertisers or news shows that softball politicians and avoid any hard hitting news so they don't lose access. For the sake of profit we get lied to about products, politicians not held accountable, and now community driven websites censored for the sake of more ad revenue.

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[–] Zquareman 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That was something I told a reddit defender yesterday, how sad I am that somehow free-speech has been equated to hate speech. It's amazing at the same time as it is completely disheartening.

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[–] Rommel79 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

right-wing calls for censorship

It wasn't just the right-wing. Tipper Gore was one of the leaders of the musical censorship movement.

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[–] SuperStar_One 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

And Hillary Clinton/Joe Lieberman led the whole video game moral panic. Twice. Once for Mortal Kombat, and the other time for Hot Coffee.

People seem to forget that the left have always been good at a bit of moral panic themselves. This "liberal" SJW nonsense is not new.

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[–] acratus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was speaking more of the mentality of the place the censorship was coming from; ie. the family values/protect children crowd, as opposed to the left-wing end sexism/stop rape crowd. I'm a right-winger myself.

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[–] voat_si 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

this

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[–] ohcanada 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've seen just heaps of child porn since I got here. What a bunch of idiots. I wonder if they actually heard that somewhere or if it's manufactured out of whole cloth. I'm leaning towards the latter.

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[–] HorzaDeservedBetter 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

On /r/subredditcancer, I remember cancer mods talking about voat like it was the worst thing on the internet. Using the usual SRS tactic: "I heard this is where pedos and drug dealers organize".

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[–] binky 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In Gawker tomorrow: 25 Voat comments praising child porn!

You're number 7

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[–] Vismund_Cygnus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A bit of both I have to assume. Most of the latter though. Or a third option, they don't have a personal stake in the whole clusterfuck, but writing articles about what is currently a hot button topic will garner more readers for them; which I guess doesn't actually rule out your second option, but elaborates upon it.