Voat, like Reddit, was a news aggregator and social networking service where anyone could submit content such as URL links (I had used Voat to post links to FOTM posts) and text posts and comments. Content entries were organized by areas of interest called “subverses”. Unlike Reddit that began censoring pro-Trump subverses, Voat was genuinely a free speech site and, for that reason, is described by Wikipedia as “a hub for the alt-right”.
On Christmas Day, December 25, 2020, Voat shut down because its owner could no longer financially afford the site, having lost an “angel” investor. Below are excerpts from the owner’s announcement.