Paul Joseph Watson Is No Free Speech Extremist

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Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

Paul Joseph Watson is a popular political YouTuber who covers topics ranging from gay pride to women’s rights, BLM, and traditionalism. His views generally run counter to all libertarian values and instead stink of religious authoritarianism.

The one thing he presents which someone could see as anti-authoritarian is his position on free speech—or rather, “free speech”. In Watson’s Twitter bio, he references a magazine who dubbed him a “free speech extremist”. He does, of course, take this as a compliment and a badge of honor. But in reality, Watson is anything but a free speech extremist. His values fly in the face of not only free speech, but also the very reason we human beings have rights in the first place. 

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Gab Takes Another Hit From Silicon Valley

Rafael Augusto B.L. De Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

Have you ever said or done something that no matter how much backlash and disapproval you received as a result, you knew you were right? This is probably a common feeling we all have, especially considering the present PC culture. We must be cautious in our words and actions because anything we do or state can be taken out of context and used against us. 

Unfortunately, it seems that unrestricted speech is under threat from social media corporations. As the internet becomes increasingly centralized, the abuse of power by tech monopolies and governments is becoming more probable. With those concerns in mind, a group of developers at Gab decided to develop Dissenter, a commenting tool created for the purpose of improving users’ ability to speak openly on the internet.

Despite their best efforts, their attempts of gaining approval by the MSM were futile, as their platform got labeled as an “Alt-Right” social network. As a result, their extension got banned from Mozilla and Chrome extension stores. But was it fair for the MSM and Big Tech to end up labeling and ostracizing Gab’s social platform like that?

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