The site is known as & quot; ALT right reddit & quot;. Voat co-founder Justin chastein announced the impending closure on Monday, saying the site had run out of money after an investor defaulted in March. “I personally decided to keep the voat until after the U.S. election in 2020. I’ve been paying out of my own pocket, but now I’m out of money. ” Chatain wrote. < p > < p > voat was founded in 2014 to host reddit like forums with minimal review. After reddit added an anti harassment policy and banned five children it said violated the rules, it grew rapidly, including its infamous R / fatpeoplehat forum. The site sets an example for other “uncensored” alternatives to mainstream web platforms, which have evolved to include gab, Parler and the disbanded crowdfunding site hatreon. < / P > < p > although these websites usually do not take a clear political stance, they attract a mainly far right group of users who are angry at the crackdown on the larger network. Voat also provided a platform for the qanon conspiracy movement after it was removed from most other platforms. < / P > < p > however, voat faces long-term financial and technical problems, as well as denial of service attacks and clear warnings from law enforcement authorities about threats on the website. Chatain warned in 2017 that voat was likely to close, but a year later he announced a partnership with unnamed investors to keep the site online. < / P > < p > other alternative social networks are also trying to be attractive. Gab moved to the decentralized mastodon network in 2019, as massive shootings involving gab users forced paypal and GoDaddy to disconnect. Parler experienced a large number of users after the 2020 presidential election, but its development momentum slowed down rapidly. < / P > < p > “I don’t think it’s a pity or revenge. Instead, I want to celebrate that voat can last so long. In my opinion, voat is and will always be the biggest abnormal family on the Internet, “chastein wrote in his farewell post. “I love you all. Every one of you. I hope your lives are full of joy and happiness. ” < / P > < p > later, after some users speculated that the website was a spy operation secretly funded by intelligence agencies, chastein added. “You broke me down, and even now you accuse me of being a Mossad or a honeypot,” he wrote. &If you do that, it’s terrible. "After 12 years, “world class Super project” Shantou Bay Tunnel ushers in a historic breakthrough today