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Against Big Tech Viewpoint Discrimination

Against Big Tech Viewpoint Discrimination

This week, YouTube decided American conservative “shock jock” commentator Steven Crowder broke the rules of their Partner Program. Since YouTube is privately owned, shouldn’t principled free market advocates support the company’s right to purge videos Silicon Valley finds triggering, even if a disproportionate number are created by conservative

James D. Miller
James D. Miller
Facebook
When Censorship is Crowdsourced by Jonathan Kay

When Censorship is Crowdsourced by Jonathan Kay

Greg Ellis reads When Censorship is Crowdsourced, Jonathan Kay’s essay about the threat to free speech posed by outrage mobs and big tech. It was published in Quillette on 9th September 2018.

Quillette
Quillette
Narrated
The Moral Panic Behind Internet Regulation

The Moral Panic Behind Internet Regulation

This is a contribution to “Who Controls the Platform?”—a multi-part Quillette series. Submissions related to this series may be directed to pitch@quillette.com. In the present era of growing polarization, one thing that people from across the political spectrum now agree on is their dislike of Big Tech.

Matthew Lesh
Matthew Lesh
Europe
Quillette Podcast 21 – Stand-Up Comedian Andrew Doyle Talks About Titania McGrath, His Brilliant Satirical Creation on Twitter

Quillette Podcast 21 – Stand-Up Comedian Andrew Doyle Talks About Titania McGrath, His Brilliant Satirical Creation on Twitter

Toby Young talks to Andrew Doyle, stand-up comedian and Spiked-online columnist, about Titania McGrath, his satirical creation on Twitter who describes herself as a “radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest.” Titania’s first book—Woke: A Guide to Social Justice—has

Quillette
Quillette
Andrew Doyle
Joe Rogan is the Walter Cronkite of Our Era

Joe Rogan is the Walter Cronkite of Our Era

It is always tempting to believe that we live in historic times. It strokes the ego to think that decades from now, people will look back on current events as the starting point of some dramatic, epochal change. As a comedian, professionally cynical and distrustful of epic narratives, I usually

Konstantin Kisin
Konstantin Kisin
Joe Rogan
Quillette Podcast 8 - Trans software developer Corinna Cohn explains why she disagrees with many trans orthodoxies

Quillette Podcast 8 - Trans software developer Corinna Cohn explains why she disagrees with many trans orthodoxies

Canadian editor Jonathan Kay talks to Corinna Cohn, a trans woman and Indianapolis-based software developer who disagrees with Twitter’s policy of banning users who “deadname” trans people and, more generally, doesn’t believe she is obliged to support the causes associated with the Social Justice

Quillette
Quillette
Corinna Cohn
Quillette Podcast 4 - Meghan Murphy on Why Twitter Was Wrong to Ban Her

Quillette Podcast 4 - Meghan Murphy on Why Twitter Was Wrong to Ban Her

Canadian editor Jonathan Kay talks to Meghan Murphy, the founder of Feminist Current, a radical feminist blog and podcast. Meghan was recently banned from Twitter for “dead-naming” and “misgendering” trans women, activities that are now prohibited in Twitter’s terms of service. She wrote about

Quillette
Quillette
censorship