What is the IDW you may ask? The intellectual dark web (IDW) refers to a group of people who have been marginalized by the mainstream media and academia for their heterodox political views. They are usually politically liberal, but hold unorthodox opinions on race, gender, immigration or Islam that contradict the progressive orthodoxy. The movement grew out of the cultural backlash against social justice and political correctness in mainstream media.
Some examples include Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan, Dave Rubin, Sam Harris, Ben Shapiro, Andy Ngo, Tim Pool, Douglas Murray, Sargon of Akkad. The IDW is not about racism or sexism, it's about defending free speech at all costs. They are the true liberals imo and can be seen as a backlash against a sort of Cultural Marxism. The IDW has been often criticized by the left for being 'alt-right' sympathizers and even alt right themselves. But this is not true, as they are against racism and sexism.
Their objective is to provide a counter-narrative against the far left narratives being pushed by mainstream media. The IDW can be considered as an anti-establishment movement that comes from the center right perhaps, and although they are not 'part' of it, some dissidents in the alt-right have expressed their support for them. But this does not mean that members of the IDW themselves identify with or are part of the alt right. The IDW's core values are based on classical liberalism and freedom of speech. They often criticize the modern left for being authoritarian, intolerant and opposed to free speech as well as the alt right.