Criticizing the site’s incentive structure and accusing it being unfair, I now have to delete my comments. “dangerously insane,”Jordan Peterson, a Canadian public intellectual and psychologist, announced Tuesday that he will be closing his Twitter account along with its 22.7 million followers. He has also committed to writing an article on the mechanisms of Twitter’s pernicious influence on its users.
Peterson claims that his experience with Twitter, in which he stayed away for three weeks, allowed him to continue reading and writing. “It was a genuine relief,”He said so. However, as soon as he logged back onto Twitter, he stated that his life became much worse.
“The endless flood of vicious insult is really not something that can be experienced anywhere else,”In one of his posts last night, he added that “the incentive structure of the platform makes it intrinsically and dangerously insane.”
It is hard to imagine the endless stream of cruel insults that you will encounter anywhere else. While I love to be a follower of people I already know, the incentive structure on the platform is dangerously insane. https://t.co/NlWTUKRHlG
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) May 17, 2022
While expressing sadness over the decision, some of Peterson’s followers supportedThe move was in agreement with his critique of social media. Other ridiculed him, saying he didn’t stop posting on Twitter after promising to quit.
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Jordan Peterson is the author of the bestselling book ‘12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’. He is a strong critic of identity politics and political correctness, and has enjoyed widespread support from conservatives. However, Peterson is well-known for his controversial views on gender identity and refusing to use some gender pronouns. Peterson boasts 5 million YouTube subscribers.
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