Alt-Tech

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Alt-tech refers to "free speech" internet websites which are alternatives to mainstream internet outlets.

More often than not, these "alt-tech" websites are littered with typical alt-right content since many of them are "free speech websites" (with Rightpedia and GoyFundMe being exceptions) as such even though they don't explicitly identify as alt-right they sure have plenty of users who endorse and/or push alt-right views. Unsurprisingly, so-called "alt-tech" websites are often vastly inferior to their mainstream counterparts.[1]

Some "alt-tech" websites (and their mainstream counterparts):

  • PewTube (YouTube)
  • Gab.ai (Twitter)
  • WrongThink (Facebook)
  • Voat (Reddit)
  • Rightpedia (Wikipedia)
  • Hatreon (Patreon)
  • GoyFundMe (GoFundMe)
  • WASP.Love (Dating website)

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Alt-Tech — As the power of information becomes concentrated in the hands of a few major tech companies, new platforms are popping up to challenge their dominance. These aren't just alternatives to Google, Facebook and Twitter. They're also communities that cater to people with fringe views who have been kicked off mainstream sites.

CNN Money
Jordan Malter,
(10-11-17)


Alt-Tech — After Charlottesville, Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right have become a lot less welcome on the web. So they’re building their own. The social network Gab.ai started in August 2016, three months before the world changed. The timing was not a coincidence. Founded in San Mateo, California, by onetime Silicon Valley–based Trump supporter Andrew Torba, a former ad-tech CEO, the network was initially built by just four people and with no outside investment. Torba, who was once kicked out of the influential startup accelerator Y Combinator for violating its harassment policy, had grown frustrated with what he described to BuzzFeed as the “entirely left-leaning Big Social monopoly” that decided what news deserved to be trending and what did and did not count as harassment on the internet. Now, a year later, Gab has more than 240,000 users and has raised $1 million via crowdfunding, which it celebrated with a middle-finger tweet to “Silicon Valley elitist trash.”

Slate
April Glaser,
(30-08-17)


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