Voat.co Back Online After Massive Reddit Traffic-Induced Crash

Reddit competitor Voat.co has returned to regular service after a tumultuous week of new Reddit traffic crashed the up and coming site Thursday. Twitter posts over the weekend forecast good news coming soon, and the site’s return has come to fruition.

A Wild Week at Voat Caused by a Wild Week at Reddit

The Internet news posting site has seen disgruntled Reddit users flood the site after the swift dismissal of beloved moderator Victoria Taylor. Taylor was let go after the recent Jessie Jackson AMA debacle on Reddit last Wednesday. His commentary in response to tough AMA questions was not well-received, and she was the fall girl for the situation. This has led to many subreddits shutting down in protest of Taylor’s firing and Voat has been getting plenty of new visitors.

Voat came to be early in 2015 and has seen fast results for its ethos of providing a free speech online platform alternative to Reddit. Voat has seen massive traffic

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