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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum .
Welcome To Hatreon, Where Neo-Nazis Go To Crowdfund