Sam Harris, an American atheist author an commentator, has decided to close down his Patreon account after the company’s de-platforming of non-leftists has become apparent. He released the following statement to announce his departure:
Dear Patreon Supporters —
As many of you know, the crowdfunding site Patreon has banned several prominent content creators from its platform. While the company insists that each was in violation of its terms of service, these recent expulsions seem more readily explained by political bias. Although I don’t share the politics of the banned members, I consider it no longer tenable to expose any part of my podcast funding to the whims of Patreon’s “Trust and Safety” committee.
I will be deleting my Patreon account tomorrow. If you want to continue sponsoring my work, I encourage you to open a subscription at samharris.org/subscribe.
As always, Iremain deeply grateful for your support.
Wishing youall a very happy New Year….
This comes on the heels of Patreon’s de-platforming of several conservative figures due to the fact that they were “violating terms and conditions.” Meanwhile, far-left entities such as Revolutionary Left Radio and The Guillotine Podcast which are in flagrant violation of their Petreon’s terms an conditions remain untouched.
Deputy Editor, The Unshackled
Host of the Front and Center Podcast