Another dark network goes beyond sites dealing in illegal goods and conspiracy theories. Even without a Tor browser, you can access the so-called "dark intellectual grid" of controversial authors, speakers and interlocutors – on the left and right. The neuroscientist, author, and podcaster Sam Harris is part of that list, and is also one of the four Knights of the Apocalypse Apocalypse (with Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dent, and Christopher Hitchens). But Harris is no longer part of Patrion, A group funding service that allowed listeners to contribute to their podcast Waking up.
Sunday night, Harris announced His departure from Patreon, where he was one of the originators ranked first, because the service has expelled many people who disagree with them. Among them are feminists and "identity politics" critic Carl Benjamin (also known as Sargon of Akkad), former student adviser to James Allsup, and the political leader of mass bombs Milo Janopoulos.
"Although I do not share the policy of banned members, I think we can no longer disclose any part of my audio funding to the whims of the Patron trust and security committee," wrote Harris, who now collects the money for the private site. .
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Over the years, Harris has tempted both conservatives and liberals with his religious criticism and willingness to talk to almost anyone, regardless of the seriousness of their views. This included a famous interview with political scientist Charles Murray, author of the book Bell curve, Which is essentially calculated as a variance of intelligence. Others have drawn criticism that Harris is providing a platform for Islamist and white nationalists. However, Harris famously refused to speak with the far-right icon Richard Spencer, so he does not give him a platform.
With continued exclusion – voluntary and involuntary – of social networks, networks of finance and other online communities (such as Tumblr), classical American conflicts and arguments about freedom of expression and tolerance show no sign of retreat.