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The Cancelling of Slate Star Codex, with Tom Chivers

February 19, 2021

At the weekend, the New York Times published a long awaited article about one of the world's most celebrated blogs, Slate Star Codex, a central node of the influential rationalist community.

Called 'Silicon Valley's Safe Space', it was widely criticised as an inaccurate hit piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/te...‚Äč

This is an interview with Tom Chivers, the writer of 'The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy', on the backstory to the controversy. What does this say about the ongoing crisis of journalism, and tensions with the tech sector.

The New Yorker wrote a more well-received piece on SSC here: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/ann...