Sam Harris Drops Patreon, Citing ‘Political Bias’ Likely Inspired by SPLC’s ‘Hate Group’ List
With incredible an incredibly ethical and moral integrity as well as self sacrifice Sam Harris closes the 11th largest Patreon account that belonged to him, which had an estimated monthly income of over $60,000.
His reason is the censorship of conservatives of which he confesses that he does not necessarily share their political views.
Prominent atheist neuroscientist and bestselling author Sam Harris has deleted his Patreon account, blasting the crowdfunding site for banning conservatives. While Harris did not mention the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Patreon’s actions suggest it uses the SPLC list of “hate groups” to target conservatives.
“As many of you know, the crowdfunding site Patreon has banned several prominent content creators from its platform. While the company insists that each was in violation of its terms of service, these recent expulsions seem more readily explained by political bias,” Harris wrote in a statement he published Sunday, announcing he would delete his account Monday.
“Although I don’t share the politics of the banned members, I consider it no longer tenable to expose any part of my podcast funding to the whims of Patreon’s ‘Trust and Safety’ committee,” Harris added.
Harris is a friend of Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz, whom the SPLC defamed as an “anti-Islamic extremist” in 2016. Nawaz filed a defamation lawsuit last year, which the SPLC settled for $3.375 million this past June. Following that settlement, about 60 organizations also maligned by the SPLC considered their own defamation lawsuits.
This continued censorship of conservatives across multiple social media platforms is why so many people are creating their own social media networks.
This is another victim of social media censorship, a triple amputee military veteran who had his conservative network of over 10 million subscribers ripped away from him.
This man also started a gofundme for Trump’s border wall just 3 days ago, and has already raised over 10 million dollars to privately fund the border wall. It is amazing and a great illustration of how we do not need government to fund (or tax) for things.
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This is sure to be deleted too;