Social Media Platform Popular With Neo-Nazis Accepts Major Credit Cards Including Visa, Mastercard And American Express, As Well As Bitcoin And Check; On The Platform, CEO And Staffer Promote White Supremacist, Anti-LGBTQ, And Anti-Government Individuals; Former CTO Has Made Violent Threats Against Politicians

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July 28, 2022

Numerous neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and militia members use an alternative social media platform which has made headlines for its links to mass shooters and neo-Nazi terrorists. In 2022, a user of the site was arrested on hate crime charges in a large operation that included officers from seven law enforcement agencies and responders from two federal agencies. The user published numerous threatening and violent posts directed against the LGBTQ community on the site.  

One of the platform's financial objectives is to create a parallel economy independent of major banks. Numerous businesses operate on its platform. Additionally, Bitcoin, checks, and major credit cards can be used to make donations and purchases in the site's store.  

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Platform Solicits Funds Via Major Credit Cards 

On the site, donations and store purchases can be made via Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Despite previous claims that Visa has deplatformed the site, the credit card still appears as a payment option in the online store. 

 

Platform Solicits Funds Via Bitcoin, Check 

The platform's CEO is a major advocate of Bitcoin. In a tab at the bottom of the site's home page, users are directed to the site's Bitcoin wallet address. 

 

 

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