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Episode 198: Actually, Substack Doesn't Have a Nazi Problem
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Episode 198: Actually, Substack Doesn't Have a Nazi Problem

How bad reporting created a panic over nothing
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Nazis at work

This week on Blocked and Reported, Jesse and Katie dig into allegations that Substack is sheltering Nazis like so many Jews in an attic. Plus, world’s best/worst Wife Guy Bill Ackman continues to post.

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Singal-Minded
Platformer’s Reporting On Substack’s Supposed “Nazi Problem” Is Shoddy And Misleading
As some of you know, there’s presently a debate raging about the fact that Substack will not automatically ban Nazis who pop up on this platform. That’s because Substack’s content guidelines are written in an intentionally liberal way, to allow most speech. One of the only red lines is direct, credible incitement of violence — racism alone, including of…
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Singal-Minded
There Are Major Factual Issues With Jonathan M. Katz’s ‘Atlantic’ Article, “Substack Has A Nazi Problem”
Some quick housekeeping things: —This newsletter has been trending toward loooooong posts lately. I’m aware of that and will try to mix things up a bit more over the next couple months. —Immediately contradicting what I just said, Part 2 of my exploration of the…
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Jonathan Katz: “Substack Has a Nazi Problem”

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Platformer
Why Substack is at a crossroads
Most days, this column looks at controversies unfolding on other tech platforms. Today, let’s take a look at the one that hosts this publication: Substack. On Tuesday, I told subscribers that we are considering leaving the platform based on the company’s recent statement that it would not demonetize or remove openly Nazi …
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Platformer
Substack says it will remove Nazi publications from the platform
Substack is removing some publications that express support for Nazis, the company said today. The company said this did not represent a reversal of its previous stance, but rather the result of reconsidering how it interprets its existing policies…
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Platformer
Why Platformer is leaving Substack
After much consideration, we have decided to move Platformer off of Substack. Over the next few days, the publication will migrate to a new website powered by the nonprofit, open-source publishing platform Ghost. If you already subscribe to Platformer…
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Public
Censors Are Trying to Trick You Into Thinking Substack Has a "Nazi Problem"
America’s censors have worked their way through complaining about virtually every last pocket of free speech left and are now returning to an old foe: Substack, the newsletter platform this publication is published on. The latest complaint began with a piece in The Atlantic by the journalist Jonathan Katz…
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