We've been pretty disturbed at Indiv over the past couple months as we've watched Twitter, Facebook, Apple and others remove conservative voices from their platforms. Don't get us wrong, we don't support Alex Jones or the Proud Boys but removing them from these services is not the solution.
The internet is vast. It's easier now than it's ever been to set up your own website, blog or even your own social media platform. Removing these groups from the main platform does not erase them from the internet. It just moves them to other locations. Deeper, darker locations where their hatred can spread silently. We need to meet this problem head on. Sticking our head in the sand is never the solution.
We need to get to a point where we stop interacting with these groups on a mob basis. One-on-one interactions with the actually humans who have real thoughts and emotions is the only way we can combat the dangers these groups present. We all need to put down our pitch forks, on both sides. We need to reach out to someone who may be confused about what's actually going on in the world.
Banning Alex Jones or Proud Boys only makes them a martyr for their cause. It's a tricky situation but dialogue is the only solutions.