Jordan Peterson announces new social media platform

Discussion in 'Politics' started by well highdrated, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Jordan Peterson announces new social media platform amid Pinterest controversy

    Jordan Peterson recently announced he will be launching a social media website alongside Dave Rubin and other key figures. Peterson says the site will have strong free speech policies, and the announcement is quite timely in light of the new Pinterest censorship scandal.


    Peterson made the exciting announcement Monday morning on Twitter, stating, “Per the Joe Rogan podcast this week, I'm backing a new platform called thinkspot, currently in Beta. Get on the waitlist here, exciting announcements coming very soon. Thinkspot.com”

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    Although I like the idea in theory, I think they will be in for a rude awakening trying to make the platform gain mass adoption.

    It may get some traction, but to compete with Twitter and Facebook, etc is very difficult and expensive. Also they might realize that despite free speech advocacy, they are opening themselves up for a slew of lawsuits. Fighting endless court battles isn't an effective strategy to grow a business.

    Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how it develops and if it goes anywhere beyond the planning stages. At best it might become a very niche network with limited audience.
     
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  2. A safe space for identity politics. Sounds riveting.
     
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  3. No different from the main ones. Dominated by leftists agenda and frowning deeply upon anything conservative.
     
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  4. Algorithms don't care about your feelings.
     
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  5. Not do facts care about yours
     
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  6. Right. Ok. I agree.
     
  7. About time. I'm getting sick of lefty Silicone Valley types telling me what I should and shouldn't think inbetween their latest vegan Frappe Latte and gluten free cookie from Starbucks.

    The Internet and social media shouldn't be an echo chamber for virtue signalling liberal nonsense.
     
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  8. I think the whiny outrage advert-based censorship machine is exactly what they are trying to escape. In fairness, YouTube has a weight of ... well, let's call them anti-leftist commentators (aka nazi bigot racists) - the corporate structure is what's under the yoke of mainstream influence. Google's corporate structure is hardcore leftist too.
     
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  9. More like hardcore capitalists. They are a business first and foremost. Profits before all else.
     
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  10. A dunken donuts man.
     
  11. That's true - find it odd that the hardcore capitalism tends to swing with leftism? I've yet to see anyone from the right or the center call for censorship in the same hysterical way the baby left does.





    Our boy Jimmy Dore on the issue
     
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  12. I don't agree with the censorship. Never said I did. I do run into a disagreement over the aspect of the business itself regulating it's customers. Business should have the right to refuse service to an unruly customer if they are disturbing other customers. If the thinking is that platforms like youtube and facebook operate more like a public square than a business that exchanges goods and services, then perhaps the government should regulate it, or folks like Jordan Peterson can start his own lame as site so he and his ilk can play all of their identity politics games. That's fine with me.
     
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  13. Or a rattle and a retainer to throw out of a pram?
     
  14. That's over my head dude.
     
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  15. I think they also do it to try to sway minds to their side. Since those running the biggest platforms are deeply far left they want to censor the right to the point of echo chamber and make it seem as if a super majority are on their side therefore swaying the week minded who may be on the fence into full SJW nonsense. Most people want to be on the winning side and not go against the majority so perception of being the majority, even if you aren't, is huge.
     
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  16. Trust me, these people running social media platforms would never vote for a socialists. A center right candidate like Joe Biden is their lane.
     
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  17. Yeah, the corporate structure at Google is openly leftist. And yes, that second part is the catering to capitalism as I see it.
     
  18. Openly leftist in what terms? In economics or social?
     
  19. Social, obviously. Otherwise they'd be broke.
     
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  20. Well guess what, the majority of the country leans to the left socially. That's been the trend since the 1960s. So guess where the money is?
     

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