Locals (online forum)

By Xah Lee. Date: .

A social network site started by Dave Rubin and Jordan Peterson, in 2019. During the era where sjw are banning conservatives all over.

Technology Inc., or locals.com, is a creator crowdfunding site cofounded by Dave Rubin and Assaf Lev. It started in 2019 and is based in New York City.

The site was founded after Rubin and Jordan Peterson left Patreon in response to its banning of Carl Benjamin for paraphrasing hate speech.[1] The startup raised just over $1 million from 10 506(b) private placement investors in March 2020.[2][3] Locals announced further funding of $3.8 million on April 20th, 2021 lead by Craft Ventures.[4][5][6]

Rubin states that the site is intended to cross all interest levels and covet diversity of thought over ideology in contrast to other big-tech platforms: “I should be very clear about this, Locals is not just for political people. I hope that political people are just a tiny fraction. I want gamers on there. If you're a knitter, an unboxer, if you're a chess player … we want all kinds of people on there, and by the way, I want political diversity on there. … I'm not looking to ideologically put my finger on the scale of who can use [Locals]”.[7]

The site deviates from the advertising and views model adopted by traditional social media, in favor of a paywall approach that seems to provide several benefits for both creators and consumers according to interviews.[8]

Assaf Lev is the President and CEO; Lev was previously an executive at QualiSystems. Andrew Conru is also a director.[2][3][9]

Locals was acquired by Rumble in October 2021.[10]

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