Welcome To Hatreon, Where Neo-Nazis Go To Crowdfund by the Forward

Welcome To Hatreon, Where Neo-Nazis Go To Crowdfund

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A new website is positioned to become the go-to crowdfunding platform for the “alt-right.”

It’s called Hatreon, a play on the name of the popular fundraising site Patreon, and has attracted high profile clients — like white nationalists Richard Spencer and neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin.

Anglin draws about $700 per month on Hatreon, while Spencer is receiving $85 per month.

Cody Wilson, the site’s founder, told Newsweek that he doesn’t see himself as “alt-right” — but doesn’t object to anyone calling Hatreon an “alt-right version of Patreon.”

Wilson, who is often called a “technoanarchist,” is the founder of Defense Distributed, a nonprofit that develops and publishes open source gun designs.

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Sam Kestenbaum is a contributing editor and former staff writer for the Forward. Before this, he worked for The New York Times and newsrooms in Sana, Ramallah and Beijing. Contact him at kestenbaum@forward.com and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum.

Welcome To Hatreon, Where Neo-Nazis Go To Crowdfund

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