The “Intellectual Dark Web” is a Billionaire-Funded Echo Chamber

Lauren Fry
13 min readAug 13, 2018
Pictured: Bari Weiss, NYT editor, formerly of the Wall Street Journal. (image source: SheThePeople.tv)

On May 8th of 2018, the New York Times published an opinion from the editor by Bari Weiss, titled “Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web.” While the piece was the subject of much derision at the time of publication, the titular phrase has gained traction both ironic and sincere. The opening paragraph of the piece states: “Here are some things that you will hear when you…

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