University of Toronto faculty say a colleague's plan to build an online database of academics he disagrees with has created "a climate of fear and intimidation."
“I have absolutely no regrets about going after the postmodern neo-Marxists as hard as I possibly can and I am certainly not done doing so," Peterson said.
On Sunday, Peterson said plans for the website are "on hiatus" after deciding it could exacerbate political polarization.
Peterson came to prominence last year after he refused to use the preferred gender pronouns of his students. He has since become a star of the online right, with about half a million YouTube subscribers and thousands of paying fans on Patreon, where he earns more than his university salary.
Although he has criticized the alt-right, Peterson has been embraced by Canada's far-right Rebel Media. Peterson was set to appear at an August event that included Faith Goldy, the former Rebel Media host whose praise for white nationalist marchers in Charlottesville and a subsequent appearance on a neo-Nazi podcast led to her dismissal from the Canadian website. (The event was subsequently cancelled.)
This article has been updated to include Jordan Peterson's statement about the fate of the proposed website.