Popular podcast host and comedian Joe Rogan is not afraid to ruffle feathers.
That’s why the establishment and corporate media attack him so much.
And Rogan just condemned censorship as a “threat to democracy.”
Joe Rogan routinely talks to people that the so-called mainstream media would not dare.
For example, Rogan spoke with epidemiologists who had heterodox views about how to handle COVID.
Rogan was mocked and lied about by the press for simply talking to people.
And he believes that online censorship is a “threat to democracy.”
Rogan recently spoke to independent journalist Matt Taibbi, and the two discussed the current state of free speech online.
Taibbi is one of the journalists that new Twitter owner Elon Musk trusted to release dispatches of the Twitter Files.
During the conversation, Rogan said that Musk “truly believes that censored social media is a threat to democracy…I believe it, too.”
It’s difficult for people to make informed decisions about politics if they are not allowed to hear all of the pertinent information.
That’s the problem with online censorship, which has gotten progressively worse over the past few years, culminating in the banishment of Donald Trump from every major social media platform.
Taibbi added, “Elon Musk essentially spent $44 billion dollars to become a whistleblower of his own company.”
Musk said that it is his mission to fight the “woke” mind virus, which he believes will devour the West whole if allowed to spread unchecked.
Rogan continued, “I don’t think anybody ever anticipated that something like this would happen where Twitter would get sold to an eccentric billionaire who’s intent on letting all the information get released.”
Musk purchasing Twitter was the establishment’s worst nightmare, which is why so many forces tried so hard to block the move.
Taibbi responded, “I think he’s got a pretty developed sense of humor though and that comes through. I think he gets a kick out of seeing all this stuff come out on Twitter which used to be the kind of the private stomping ground of all these whiny journalists and now here’s all this information that is just horrifying to all of them. $44 billion dollars is a lot to spend on that thrill, but I’m glad he did.”
A lot of people are glad Musk did because now they are able to access information that was rapidly being drowned out entirely.
Sadly, the censorship techniques have expanded and gotten more sophisticated.
For example, platforms are outsourcing censorship decisions to seemingly objective fact-checking organizations that are heavily partisan.
Taibbi recently broke a story about a deep state project called Hamilton 68, which smeared various outlets as purveyors of Russian disinformation.
Taibbi explained, “Hamilton 68 was and is a computerized ‘dashboard’ designed to be used by reporters and academics to measure ‘Russian disinformation.’ It was the brainchild of former FBI agent (and current MSNBC ‘disinformation expert’) Clint Watts, and backed by the German Marshall Fund and the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan think-tank. The latter’s advisory panel includes former acting CIA chief Michael Morell, former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former Hillary for America chair John Podesta, and onetime Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol.”
Some very bad people are working very hard to make sure that the American people do not get good information.