Update: Dec. 3
Towlerload has an article about Milo's problems. I was rather shocked at Vox's Carlos Maza for this tweet after Maza's wonderful video on David Hogg. Deplatforming is a very slippery slope because the perception of what is "hate speech" is so much in the eye of the beholder. Is a blog post with a gratuitous photo of a Confederate statue on Monument Ave in Richmond VA hate speech in the eyes of some people?
Update: Dec 7
There is a rather disturbing Twitter thread about Milo and Patreon. Some of the perks from the supposed membership do look a little silly if correct -- I can't imagine offering stuff like this. As Bernstein says there -- it's just sad.
Also, Milo's "Big Gay Army?" Like "Big Gay Al" from Southpark? Patreon does (like Twitter) seems to be banning people for "association" with certain specific hate groups (that is, believed to believe in formal white supremacy). It's about the person and his connections, not his content per se.
Update: Dec 8
There are stories to the effect that Milo was banned from Patreon one day after starting it because of his reported past association with Proud Boys (wiki). Mashable reports this here along with a letter. It's disturbing that the email acknowledges that the action was taken for a past association and admits that Milo had disavowed the connection. While I am personally reluctant to characterize any group based on scattered news stories, the Wikipedia article is quite negative (and usually could be expected to be objective). In the most extreme example imaginable, you would not allow someone who could be proven by credible evidence to have been a member of a true terror group as identified by FBI. There is related material to the banning or Sargon on my main blog Dec. 8.