Update: Voat has officially gone offline. Try Poal or Voat.xyz instead.
Voat.co is a new media aggregator website focused on quality user-content with an emphasis on privacy rights. It is a small community-based website with some fringe elements that give it a unique personality.
Voat offers users the ability to post anything through user-created accounts. While also simultaneously being able to erase their history at any time through account deletion.
The website also promises to protect the user’s privacy rights. They do this by not retaining any private information. And more importantly, not selling any of the information by users.
There are hundreds of “subverses” which are splinter-communities within Voat. These allow users to align their interests and narrow down what they see on their front-page.
If you’re interested in certain things like immigration and politics, you can subscribe to these subverses. Then, when you have a nice list of your interests, you can view just the user-generated posts from your subscriptions generated on Voat.
It’s a handy website for news and media aggregation. Especially if you’re looking for an alternative to places that have political agendas: Because Voat.co is only operated by a handful of people. They have no interest in neutering conversations.
Privacy on Voat.co
The privacy given on Voat.co is important. Privacy rights have constantly been under attack in the modern age by millions of tracking systems selling information to other parties.
Your information and history can inevitably be sold dozens and dozens of times. And by this, passing through the hands of thousands of individuals. These individuals may or may not care in the slightest about your privacy.
Voat is better than other media aggregators in this regard. Simply because they promise not to sell any of that information to third parties. They use it for your basic site-statistics (like nearly every website) and nothing more.
Free Speech Principles
The free speech principle stands well in Voat.
Anyone may post and share (legal) things of interest.
There is the risk of moderators of specific subverses going on a power-trip. But in the case of a small community like Voat.co you can just hop to another subverse. Or even make your own, to combat the censoring of other subverses.
It doesn’t have the large media-sway of other predominately large aggregators and thus does not have to answer to the political interests. This helps keep Voat clear of most corrupt political influence.
Check Out Voat
Give Voat a shot if you’re interested in a free speech and privacy-centric media aggregator. It’s user-focused creators are working hard to making Voat.co the best alternative to the corrupting influences of political agendas.
The website can be found by clicking here.
Interested in other free speech alternatives? Check out our article on Gab.ai.