'The goal is to take my license': Jordan Peterson responds to court mandate for social media training on 'Fox & Friends'

'The goal is to take my license': Jordan Peterson responds to court mandate for social media training on 'Fox & Friends'
Jordan Peterson with the co-hosts on the January 26, 2024 episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has been ordered by an Ontario court to take social media training, in accordance with the demands of the Ontario College of Psychologists.

Peterson, who rose to fame over social media by sharing his views that majorly appealed to the right-wing male demography, was taken to court over his posts criticizing gender ideology and climate change.

On the January 26 episode of 'Fox & Friends,' Peterson joined co-hosts Lawrence Jones, Steve Doocy, and Ainsley Earhardt to discuss the court ruling as well as share what he feels it meant from a broader perspective.

Jordan Peterson believes his social media training would be useless

"I am in their hands at the moment, fundamentally," he stated, "Because they have already sentenced me, so to speak, to an indefinite period of social media re-training with some social media expert, whatever the hell that is."

"I am obliged to undertake that training at my own expense… until they in their wisdom presume that I have learned whatever it is that I'm supposed to learn, which, given my nature, strikes me as highly unlikely," he continued.

In response to co-host Jones' question as to what the goal of the entire endeavor was, Peterson tersely replied that it was to take away his license (to practice clinical psychology).

Jordan Peterson claims the ruling sends a larger message

The psychologist was of the opinion that the message was intended for him, his followers, and "every professional of any sort in a regulated profession in Canada."

"The message is, 'You do exactly what the low-level mid-wit bureaucrats tell you, or you will lose your livelihood,'" he mentioned.

Peterson agreed to co-host Earhardt's suggestion that he might be cherry-picked for setting an example, as he was "the most well-known voice among professionals who dissent from whatever ideology I'm supposed to be following."

"I dissent from that most egregiously," he claimed.

"It's quite an effective example," acknowledged Peterson, "because I have the time and resources to fight this battle, and I'm not dependent on my license for my financial stability and the support of my family."

"It's an extraordinarily expensive and time-consuming battle," he added, mentioning that he would be found to be "ungovernable" at the end.



 

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