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David Rovics on Cancel Culture, Deplatforming, Social Media Dystopia…and Solutions

Audio HERE, video version above Activist singer-songwriter David Rovics recently got hounded by a Twitter mob for supposedly “Platforming Fascists.”  His crime? Talking to ex-white-nationalist Matthew Heimbach on his YouTube channel. But wait! What’s wrong with having conversations with people whose views we don’t entirely agree with—or maybe even strongly oppose? How can we even oppose them if we don’t listen to them first, so we know what we’re opposing?  This video may trigger the same mob of narrow-minded folks who want to censor and silence other viewpoints. (Imagine their chagrin listening to me explaining to David why I have become…


Singer-songwriter David Rovics: “Facebook killed the internet”

Broadcast January 2nd, 10-11:00 a.m. Central (1500 GMT) on, archived here. Note: subscribers can listen to shows on-demand before they are broadcast – and also get free downloads! If you are a subscriber, just log in to the members area of and go to the “Private Blog” to get early access to the shows.  David Rovics does songs of social significance better than just about anyone. (Long-time listeners to Truth Jihad Radio will remember his “Reichstag Fire” bumper music back in our American Freedom Radio days.) David’s latest essay “How Facebook Killed the Internet” argues: “Because of the technical limitations of the internet for a brief…