Vox (website)

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We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. That's where Vox's explainers come in.
—Vox[1]

Vox is American news and opinion website founded in April 2014 by Ezra Klein, Matt Yglesias and Melissa Bell, based on the concept of explanatory journalism.[2][1] In July 2014, Vox received 8.2 million unique visitors,[3] and in August 2019 Vox's readership was estimated to be more than 33 million visitors.[4] As October 2019, the Vox youtube channel has over 6.72 million subscribers and over 1.5 billion views.[5]

Controversies[edit]

In March 2014, before it had officially launched, Vox was criticized by conservative media commentators, including Erick Erickson, for a video[6] it had published arguing the public debt "isn't a problem right now".[7]

In June 2016, Vox suspended contributor Emmett Rensin for a series of tweets calling for anti-Trump riots, including one that said "If Trump comes to your town, start a riot." [8]

In December 2018, Vox received criticism from fans of PewDiePie for an article written by Aja Romano[9] which alleged that PewDiePie had ties to the alt-right and white supremacism,[10] and even went as far as including Laci Green among a list of "alt-right identified figures" — which she was not too happy about.[11] Romano has said she had received harassment on Twitter, while many of the fans urged PewDiePie to sue Vox.[10]

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