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Now I do believe that ATS has deliberately been taken over by elements of the alt-right movement since about 2016. I think ATS was always going to be a prime site for target, a popular conspiracy site that already held views that alined with the alt-right movement. I have personally seen posts on sites like StormFront that explicitly talk about targeting ATS for takeover, this gets really deep and and talked about appearing as a moderate member but how to incite anger and sympathy for far-right ideologies. I even saw entries talking about how to become a mod. There was another member about a few years ago who once told me that he had actually signed up to some of these sites and claimed that other members of these sites were directly discussing how to achieve this.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
originally posted by: ker2010
a reply to: Assassin82
I don't think OP is looking for a safe space, rather they're looking for honest and enriching discussion.
But I think your post was super helpful to the discussion, and I imagine it will get no less than 15 stars.
originally posted by: Quantumgamer1776
ATS didn’t move right, the left just went so far left that everything looks right to them.
If leftist members are leaving it’s because there ideas are hard to defend with a intelligent member base openly discussing them.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Sillyolme
Seriously. How many threads have there been that refer to people on the Left as Dims? A lot of them aren't even in the Mud Pit. On the ATS of old that wouldn't be allowed for a second. Now not only is it tolerated but if someone on the Left actually tries to hit back this site acts like its the end of the world.
ATS is nothing more than a safe space for the Retardicans. They're just too dumb to realize it.