In episode 55 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt attempts to tackle the dynamics between our IRL and online selves. New York Times writer-at-large Charlie Warzel joins us to discuss the disconnects people feel in our new digital world, and where we can go from here. Garrett Davis joins to talk specifically about the idea that moderation can save the internet and why that may not be the best place to put our bets.
Stories referenced in this episode:
- Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Paul Joseph Watson, and Paul Nehlen were banned from Facebook and Instagram. (Gizmodo)
- YouTuber Austin Jones was sentenced to 10 years in prison for soliciting explicit videos from underage fans (The Verge)
- The Design Studio Responsible for the New Sonic the Hedgehog Live-Action Film is Changing its Render After The Internet Melted Down (Kotaku)
- The ‘Shell On’ Challenge (The Daily Beast)