Ok, by now most if not all of you have seen my thread warning people about Discord with a head line that's more click bait than I had intended.
This is the article I submitted "Please Stop Using Discord. The SPLC is Monitoring You." - Andrew Anglin
This turned into a case of unintended consequences. I posted this article to make people aware that Discord had formally partnered with the SPLC. Following the set-up at the demonstration in Charlottesville Virginia, Discord shut down several so called "Alt-Right" servers. It is okay to use Discord for general use.
Andrew Anglin is trying to warn people not to discuss their activism plans in open "places" like this and to be careful who you're working with. To prevent more incidents that are really set ups for various right wing groups. He's also trying to warn of Honeypots, as in do not automatically trust servers/chat rooms that your group did not start and does not moderate. The US Government, JIDF, SPLC, liberal individuals, and the tech companies themselves all monitor public sites, chats, & services.
It is okay to use Discord and similar services.
It's the same rules as Voat, do not discuss illegal acts or plans of committing illegal acts. Especially calls for violence and planned violent events. Just be aware you have very limited privacy. Trust but verify and use a proxy/VPN service if your country is going full 1984 on you.
I simply wanted to make people aware that there are no safe spaces on the public internet. Very few of the people you talk to are actually your friends. Do not ever tell people online personal information.
There is an unofficial Voat Discord server run by people who are actual Voat Goats. You can open it directly in browser or use the official Discord software. Address: https://discord dot gg/DDZSU39
To provide a real time chat system since the site's had to be shut down for spam and provide a back-up information system in case of site problems, again. It's okay to use this service.
I'm one of several people that has been looking into several options to build out 3rd party services for Voat and help with hosting. I had hoped to poll Voat and set up either a Mastodon Instance or Mumble server. Both of which are open source systems that I would host and have control over.
For an idea of who the SPLC are check out this article: "Southern Poverty Law Center – Manufacturing Hate for Fun and Profit."
For information on the actions of the JIDF see this video: "Israel's Internet Censorship War"