Your Civil+ free trial is ending soon
Click Free Trial in the task bar for more info.
Your Civil+ free trial is active
The subscription will auto-renew on {{insert end date}}. To manage your subscription, visit the Customer Portal.

Working on it...

We're working on the mobile experience for this page right now.

Thank you for your patience!

- Civil Team

Back to Home
Social Media
|
2013

Patreon

Patreon, founded in 2013, allows content creators to establish and manage paid subscriptions. The platform has become controversial among some on the Right.

Slides

Patreon is a U.S. platform that provides content creators with the business tools to launch, acquire, and manage their paid subscriptions. It became controversial in right-leaning political spheres for removing commentators and shadowbanning. In 2020, Patreon had 72 identical $2.2 million lawsuits filed against them for removing right-leaning commentator Owen Benjamin. Benjamin and his fans filed these claims to bankrupt Patreon with court fees. July 29, 2020, the California Superior Court denied Patreon’s request for a preliminary injunction.