Last Tuesday, an important conversation illustrating the great American reality-bubble divide occurred on Joe Rogan’s podcast between him, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, Twitter Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead, Vijaya Gadde and independent journalist, Tim Pool.
Many on the Right have tended to view these tech lords as villainous enforcers of a dread Globalist ideology. Meanwhile, the two Twitter execs made it sound like their personal and local prejudices may have led to some misunderstandings, in their attempts to shield certain users from harassment.
What may be closer to the truth is that with hundreds of millions of users, the platform has entered unchartered territory of Big Data and human behavior and that Twitter is basically a massive online laboratory being used to feed the development of the Deep Mind machine learning program to police social media content in real time.
Rogan knew he was in over his head regarding the issue of online censorship and he invited Pool to enter the fray with him, in order to ask the questions he didn’t quite know how to formulate. We can question whether the tech execs could truly have been as unaware as they represent themselves to be but no other leaders have been willing to subject themselves to such scrutiny and we can at least appreciate that they were willing to open up this unprecedented dialogue.
With the Washington Post having been sued last week for $250 million by “MAGA Teen” Nick Sandmann for its slanderous misrepresentation of him a story that unfolded on the Twitter platform, this gesture could either be a good idea or a disaster!
This is an 8-minute snippet from the 2-hour podcast.