The "Intellectual Dark Web," explained: what Jordan Peterson has in common with the alt-right - 2018-05-10

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F0.png The "Intellectual Dark Web," explained: what Jordan Peterson has in common with the alt-right May 10, 2018, Henry Farrell, Vox

Bari Weiss, an opinion writer and editor at the New York Times, created a stir this week with a long article on a group that calls itself the "Intellectual Dark Web." The coinage referred to a loose collective of intellectuals and media personalities who believe they are "locked out" of mainstream media, in Weiss's words, and who are building their own ways to communicate with readers.

The thinkers profiled included the neuroscientist and prominent atheist writer Sam Harris, the podcaster Dave Rubin, and University of Toronto psychologist and Chaos Dragon maven Jordan Peterson.

The article provoked disbelieving guffaws from critics, who pointed out that cable news talking heads like Ben Shapiro have hardly been purged. Many words could be used to describe Harris, but "silenced" is not plausibly one of them.

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{{cite news | first = Henry | last = Farrell | title = The "Intellectual Dark Web," explained: what Jordan Peterson has in common with the alt-right | url = https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/5/10/17338290/intellectual-dark-web-rogan-peterson-harris-times-weiss | work = Vox | date = May 10, 2018 | accessdate = June 22, 2022 }}