Honestly, WordPress doesn’t work the way it used to. Features that were once freely available are now impossible to find or behind some absurd pay scheme. I know I’ve been very critical of Substack somewhere on here in the past, because it effectively bans all dissidents who have gotten banned from Stripe from monetizing their work, and it does, in fact, have a prohibition on hate speech that can easily be exploited by the worst of the worst.
With that said, the people working for Substack who have been active on Twitter (yes, I know) seem to be pretty expressly pro-free speech, while I received a nice little email from Google Adsense warning me not to run afoul of the accepted narrative on Russia-Ukraine:
My WordPress is not monetized through Google AdSense; still, they felt the need to just let me know. Wink wink, nudge nudge, goodbye account.
I think the “lesser of two evils” argument makes Substack, for now, a better alternative. At least until some loser gets the site to start banning people for their views. Then, all bets are off.
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