In mid June 2015 Twitter started demanding real phone number, mobile phones in order to use Twitter, many bailed.
Why now? Why had twitter been fairly anonymous then BAM, you had to have a real-id ala google over night? Why now?
[ Me thinks the Cass Sunstein 2007 plan for internet kicked in, they don't want no anonymous, and they want to control the 'debate' ]
Then mid to late June Reddit start's banning controversial site's for child-porn, and various other reason's, then fat people, then any controversial subject is shadow banned by removing from public locations.
By late june, many people woke up and realized there was no place to 'speak the truth' a quick search on google said "Go to VOAT", that is telling because google is CIA, and why Voat? Because its no email, and no phone required, but for how long? Eventually say now the VC money will flow to VOAT, but the mothers milk of profit is real email and a real phone number, that shit is worth 10 USD per user, maybe more, real ID on Google, or Facebook, or now Twitter is there most valuable asset. Certainly soon reddit will require real-id as well.
All social networking site are CIA/NSA, facebook/google were started by NSA, now Twitter has been co-opted by NSA. Reddit has been sold out to NSA, but they appear to have put 'Pao' in charge, but are blaming communist china for censorship, which is bullshit because Pao works for silicon valley NEOCON NSA/CIA elite, don't have fuck to with China, Pao is just the face they decided to put on the new Reddit, and she like anybody in club NEOCON is just following orders.
Mid june Voat got hit with losing its hosting in Germany, shutdown and move, late June got DOS's then shutdown over July 4, 2015 for almost 4 days to find new servers to handle all the new users.
Where now what's left?
Seem's like with Twitter they forced off the people who wanted anonymity and they went to Reddit, then a week later they forced those people off Reddit, and they went to VOAT. Now what?
Is voat a limited hangout where people can just bitch? Sure they don't have email, or real-id and phone, but they are harvesting IP's, and they can be mapped based on sentiment.
In time the new VC's who have contributed will want money, they will want blood out of their investment, and that means to KNOW & OWN the customer.
A better question, is where after voat do you go, what's left? Free Speech is pretty much gone all over the world,
Another pisser is this anti-PC attack on PAO, its like the most professional mind-fuckers on main stream media, have put all their assets in demonizing PAO, but she's just another bitch willing to do what it takes to make money, to make reddit profitable, to make her name. Nobody should think anything is or was ever free.
Beware of google giving free, for they will OWN YOU,
'Google is NSA' - PUTIN
Everybody follows this means of business, cuz its made many a billionaires, and in time team Voat will want to cash out of their work, which means the users will get sold out, and hard fucked, this is the way of the jungle.
What's left, what's next?
"Freedom of the Press", always belonged to the RICH, those who owned the printing press, maybe for a short time, the poor had some freedom on the net, but now it belongs to the billionaires who can own content, and optical fibers and mega servers to handle real user base.
Take even VOAT, say you have micro blog on blogger.com you can't link to it, voat will not allow you,
Reaching out to the world, is only a game for the rich.