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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dark Web Think Spot

New York Magazine has a perfect description of Jordan Peterson and his right-wing safe space alternative to Gab which became known as the "chosen social network of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter."
Jordan Peterson, the Canadian academic whom I think I could absolutely describe as a “Dingus Supreme,” has a new idea for an online platform. This is very important to Peterson because he and his largely alt-right fan base need a safe space online to share controversial opinions and practice free thought. So Peterson is launching Thinkspot, self-described as “a collaborative community where individuals can explore and exchange ideas in a thoughtful and respectful manner. The platform is an intellectual playground for censorship-free discourse.” It will also shadowban users.
The grand idea of Thinkspot, as far as I can tell, is that it’s a place for people who know how to be racist and sexist in a more dog-whistle-y way, not in the more direct way you might see on Twitter — or on Gab, the platform for people who are somehow too racist for Twitter.
I wonder how long it will take to be completely overrun by racists, misogynists, men's rights activists, Libertarians, Bitcoin cultists and fans of Ayn Rand.