What is Voat, the site Reddit users are flocking to?

In case you haven’t heard, Reddit users are mad as hell. Increasing tension surrounding CEO Ellen Pao has finally given way to a full-on site-wide revolt, as moderators set their subreddits to private in protest of the abrupt firing of talent director Victoria Taylor. Ellen Pao’s attempts to ease unrest have generally been downvoted to the basement of the site (although a graph by Reddit user /u/Tsukamori suggests it might be getting less dire), and users have been threatening to pack up and leave for a new site, Voat. But what is Voat? Why is it popular now and how is it…

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