Substack is facing a revolt from some of its writers after a report detailed how neo-Nazi and white supremacist writers—including the notorious alt-right leader Richard Spencer—have been able to make money charging for subscriptions through the site. Substack writers have asked the company why they continue to allow neo-Nazi publications to monetize Over 100 Substack writers, including George Washington professor Dave Karpf, writer Marisa Kabas and Tufts professor Daniel Drezner, are demanding to know why the newsletter publisher is allowing neo-Nazis and other white supremacists to publish and monetize their writing on the site. Substack’s terms of service say the platform cannot be used to “publish content or fund initiatives that incite violence based on protected classes,” which include threats against others based on race, gender, ethnicity, and religion. However, a report in the Atlantic identified multiple Substack accounts affiliated with neo-Nazi and white supremacist leaders—including the Charlottesville Unite the Right Rally organizer Richard Spencer and former Identity Evropa leader Patrick Casey. Both Spencer and Casey are currently able to monetize their writing on the site, with Spencer charging $9 per month from his more than 4,000 subscribers.

via forbes: Over 100 Substack Writers Sign Letter Condemning Site For Hosting Nazi And White Supremacist Newsletters