Vice News reports:
Silicon Valley appears to have blown up Milo Yiannopoulos’s business model. The disgraced right-wing troll is complaining that the major social media companies have effectively cut off his alt-right audience — and crushed his ability to make a decent living.
The former Breitbart tech writer shared the complaints on Telegram, a messaging app where some alt-right allies have set up shop after getting the boot by larger tech platforms.
“I spent years growing and developing and investing in my fan base, and they just took it away in a flash,” wrote Yiannopoulos, who’s previously rubbed shoulders with neo-Nazis and white nationalists. “It’s nice to have a little private chat with my gold star homies but I can’t make a career out of a handful of people like that. I can’t put food on the table this way.”
The Daily Dot reports:
In a lengthy thread unearthed by Twitter user @witchofpeace, the self-styled “pop star of hate” complains profusely about his paltry 470 subscribers and “microscopic followings like 20K,” which he says “are not going to sustain people like me.”
Yiannopoulus is getting at the fact that many alt-right and conspiracy theory types rely on donations from their followers either to supplement or as the sole source of their income. Getting banned from top social media sites apparently cuts deeply into their revenue streams.
“It’s just not a good use of my time to be here,” he writes, “talking to the same 1,000 people, none of whom buy books, tickets to anything or donate.” He claims that his post views have “crashed” to only about “2 to 3K total” apiece.
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Milo reveals just how much the far right are struggling after being deplatformed from the main social media sites. pic.twitter.com/oB3T94J89B
— Roanna 🧙♀️ (@witchofpeace) September 9, 2019