Fractal Briefs | Patreon and The New York Times


In an interview with The New York Times, Patreon’s Jack Conte and Jacqueline Hart addressed the fallout from their removal of political commentator Sargon of Akkad.

A fallout that took with it the likes of Sam Harris and a sizeable chunk of patrons. A fallout that affected not only political types but the average Patreon creator.

Patrons often support more than one creator. So if an unsavory move like the removal of Karl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) prompts patrons to exit there is a ripple effect that damages the livelihoods of many creators.

In this Fractal Brief I give a rundown of my impression of the fairness of the ban and why the issues surrounding Patreon are incredibly important.


 

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