Monday, July 22, 2019

Tim Pool with a strangely compelling argument

You have to slog through a lot of this video before you reach one of Tim Pool's stranger and more compelling arguments about how Big Tech censorship may actually be helping conservatives. This is an angle I hadn't thought of. Pool argues that Big Tech spends its time banning and deplatforming the louder, crazier voices on the right, all while allowing the crazies on the left to have free rein. On the surface, this looks like an extreme injustice against people on the right, but in actuality, this massive repression actually helps the right because it silences the right's more obnoxious voices while leaving the moderate voices alone. The net effect is that Big Tech is helping to make the right look far saner than the left. Here's Pool's video, starting at 22:10 so you don't have to slog through the whole thing:

I'm not sure I completely agree with Pool's assessment because I think plenty of sane rightie voices are also being deplatformed, but it's an interesting point to consider.


Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Is "net effect" an intentional pun?

Jeffery Hodges

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Kevin Kim said...

No, but you're free to (mentally) read a pun into the text there if it pleases you.

(This is my third attempt at replying. I think I finally got the reply right.)