In the video, Peterson and Rubin discuss their reasons for leaving the Patreon crowdfunding platform, which has been very beneficial for both of them. Peterson has stated in other videos that he makes approximately $80,000/month on the Patreon platform. Peterson has also stated that he makes roughly between $35,000 to $50,000 per appearance for his lectures or on-stage discussions and he additionally has a business that garners roughly $200,000/month in revenue.
Peterson and Rubin also discuss the mounting censorship control by many of the leading social media platforms and the encroachment of credit card companies who are working with these platforms to censor free speech. Their action comes in the wake of Patreon’s deplatforming of Sargon of Akkad (aka Carl Benjamin) and Sam Harris’ departure from Patreon in protest of Patreon’s move.
I don’t think there is any question that there is a need for alternative social media and crowdfunding platforms dedicated to free speech. Peterson and Rubin are exploring creating a Patreon alternative. Where are the conservative angel investors who could help jump start these alternative platforms — The Murdoch family, Peter Thiel, the Koch brothers? Anyone? Bueller?