Bill Ottman is an Internet entrepreneur and freedom of information activist, and is also the CEO and co-founder of Minds. In this episode Bill dives deep on free speech and shares wisdom gained from running Minds.com - the number one “Free Speech” social media platform. We discuss the importance of open dialogue between left and right (online and offline), censorship, and the changing ecosystem of social media.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
00:00 - Introduction
14:00 - Censorship is the first domino
15:10 - Minds is a manifestation of the network of minds on it
21:22 - Making freedom a background process
26:26 - Free speech is compassion
34:38 - You can’t change someone’s mind if you can’t talk to them
42:53 - Access to information is a net benefit for humanity
46:22 - If left and right can agree, it’s time to focus on it.
53:20 - Do the institutions need to crumble around us before we change?
1:05:30 - The game will change if people can start finding value in the things they disagree with
1:07:18 - Visualize the collateral of an assertion and fight the true
1:08:52 - History teaches us to never ignore the fringe
1:10:14 - We don’t know the price we pay for keeping the fringe on the fringe
1:16:46 - In providing a level playing field of ideas, we will see who people actually trust