Last month, the controversial psychologist and popular public speaker Jordan Peterson announced that he is creating a new social media site. Billed as an "anti-censorship" platform, "Thinkspot" would allow users to post virtually whatever they want. "Once you're on our platform we won't take you down unless we're ordered to by a US court of law," Peterson promised.
Free Speech Under Attack?
For those worried that large social media companies are unfairly discriminating against conservatives, Thinkspot is a welcome development. What were once seemingly bastions of free speech, platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have shown increasing willingness to silence and ban users who express opinions deemed offensive (though, often, this merely means that it was inimical to the progressive orthodoxy).