Joe Rogan has “awakened” Big Tech CEOs in a recent podcast.
Rogan hosted Daryl Davis, a black musician and writer who befriended the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazis in an effort to drive them away from racism. Bill Otman, an internet entrepreneur and free speech activist, also joined the show.
According to The radiance of bright light, Both men are involved in the “Change Minds Initiative”. The initiative argued that de-platforming individuals on social media leads to fundamentalism.
“Research has found significant evidence that censorship and de-platforming can promote and propagate cognitive fundamentalism and even violent extremism rather than suppress it,” reads their paper on censorship. Forbidden people on alternative platforms where the description of their long-term prey is further refined. “
Otman argued that even some leftists have acknowledged that de-platforming leads to extremism.
“So while the fact that big tech apps aren’t looking at this data and applying it to their policy, it almost forces you to guess that they’re doing it on purpose,” he said. “I mean, because they’re very smart people who work on big tech sites. They know about data science, they know about information dissemination.”
Rogan disagreed and added his own thoughts on censorship.
“I don’t think they’re doing it on purpose,” he said.
“First of all, there’s an ideology that’s attached to all the big tech companies, whether it’s Google or Facebook or Twitter, you have to be ‘awake’ to what they think, isn’t it?” He asked.
“You must subscribe to a certain ideology, and anyone who deviates from that ideology should be suppressed, downplayed or banned.”
Rogan argued that Big Tech CEOs need to be signaled to be successful.
“CEOs need to signal goodwill,” Rogan added. “All executives need to signal goodwill, and tell them, ‘We’re doing our best to stop the harmful talk.'”
“But what they call ‘harmful’ is a lot like agreeing with a pharmaceutical company, which is just crazy,” he declared.
Rogan added that conversations with those you disagree with are essential to a free society.
“I always have people in this podcast with whom I disagree at all or I rarely agree with them, and I want to see what’s going on in their heads,” he noted.
“And the idea that you technicians would step in and say, ‘No, that’s a dangerous thought.’