Sick of being mistreated by faceless corporate social media hubs, we decided to leave them behind and create a space where we could build a friendly and tolerant online community devoid of 'alt-right' trolls spreading hate, astroturfers bombaring every thread with propaganda, and admins that believe in giving fascism an open platform to grow.
So when some of the few subreddits on reddit.com that strongly spoke out against fascism got mass-reported by fascists and then banned by the reddit admins with no given explanation, the original raddle.me (then known as raddit.me) was thrown together by ziq using various Wordpress plugins overnight. The site was up and running within hours of reddit's antifa crackdown.
The plan from the start was to replace the clunky Wordpress site with a site built from scratch. We were incredibly fortunate that emma volunteered to single-handedly make this a reality.
About 6 months later, we relaunched as this fully featured link sharing site without any of reddit, voat or imzy's bloat, and with a mission statement to give the people control over their own community.
We are completely free and open source, completely transparent, we don't track or profile you, we don't try to sell you anything, and all we work to uphold the values of mutual aid, direct democracy, and when it's called for, direct action - While the rest of the web has rapidly been taken over by alt-right trolls and bigots, raddle will always have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to reactionary ideas and bigotry. We strongly believe in freedom of association and don't think anyone should be forced to associate with hate-filled trolls.
This site was made by the people for the people, and actualizing the community's ideas to construct the best possible meeting place is our entire motivation. We won't censor your BASH THE FASH memes or ban you for sharing 'subversive' literature like a certain other site keeps doing. But all reactionaries will be removed from your sight.