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Dec 14, 2023Liked by Andrew Janjigian

Happily follow you wherever you go, should you choose to leave. ✊

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Thank you.

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Dec 14, 2023Liked by Andrew Janjigian

Thank you.

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Dec 14, 2023Liked by Andrew Janjigian

Well said, Andrew. Thank you.

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Dec 14, 2023Liked by Andrew Janjigian

Well done, Andrew, thank you.

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Thank you, Andrew!

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Dec 14, 2023·edited Dec 14, 2023Liked by Andrew Janjigian

I’m happy to see you speak up about this! Luke O’Neil left Substack in April 2022 for this reason too. I believe it was Chris Best that wrote a response post when he left called “Leaving Hell World,” but now I can’t find it? (Luke’s newsletter was called “Welcome to Hell World”). The discussion on that article really stayed with me, or at least the good-faith angle regarding the conundrum about how big you want the moderation machine to get on any given platform. But your open letter nailed it: when you’re platforming open Nazis and giving them a livelihood spreading their Nazism, it’s unquestionably too “hands off!”

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I am no nazi sympathizer nor was I aware of Nazi publications on Substack but lately it seems everyone is onboard the "lets ban free speech" everywhere train... There is a case to be made that hate speech, as vile as it may be, is better out in the open where we can see who writes it and who reads it..

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Yes, the correct number is Zero. Thank you.

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Dec 14, 2023Liked by Andrew Janjigian

Hear, hear!!!!

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Dec 14, 2023Liked by Andrew Janjigian

Wow! Thank you so much for highlighting this and taking a stand. So much respect ♡

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No thanks. I’ll decide what I do or don’t read on my own.

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Jamie I believe “threads “ is now available to you. It’s a much more civilized option than the cesspool “x”.

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thank you for this. "I will follow you, wherever you may go."

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Dec 14, 2023Liked by Andrew Janjigian

Thank you for your stand. I have been weighing cancellation of my subscriptions zinc reading the Atlantic article. I’m hoping there is some other way for subscribers refuse to support Substack's distasteful policies. I shall continue to support you and other Substack authors outside of the platform, by buying books and other products.

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I guess it was naive of me to think that profit at-any-cost wasn’t the end-goal of Substack. Thank you for shining a light on the “underbelly,” illuminating this disgusting practice.

I followed you into Substack, and I’ll certainly follow you out!

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