What Is Voat and Why Are Echo Chambers Dangerous?

As social media companies battle misinformation, hate, and extremism on their platforms, one thing has become clear: if an account gets banned, it doesn’t stop talking—it just goes elsewhere.

They might even go to Voat, an alt-tech platform that has attracted Reddit defectors for years. Like some other alternative platforms, the site’s free speech principles tend to create an echo chamber that could guide users down more extreme ideological paths. 

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