free speech

We seem sold on the whole idea that freedom of speech means we are obliged to amplify hate and give bigots a platform. We don't owe bigots a platform. You are right, they're free to say what they want but giving them a platform to the detriment and regression of others is irresponsible... The latest scandal has seen alt-right professional troll, Milo Yiannopoulos, immersed in criticism for his latest statement on "cross-generational" sexual relationships between boys and older men. For some people, this has been the last straw, but many people are pointing out that the last straw should have been issued a long time ago. Yiannopoulos has a history of well documented bigoted behaviour that many have chosen to ignore.
The pro-Safe Space brigade always give the same defence for their restrictive policies, claiming that implementing rules on what language is acceptable and how people should interact, allow greater freedom of expression for marginalised, oppressed groups. The argument that more censorship equates to greater free speech is nothing short of Orwellian.
A staggering 94% of UK universities censor their students, a study into free speech on campus has claimed.  In its third
BERKELEY, Calif. ― Violent protests on the University of California, Berkeley's campus forced school officials to cancel
It has been possible for several years, on most social network platforms, to purchase accounts with a specific intention of increasing follower counts or support for certain opinions. This doesn't have massive impact in the context of isolated cases. When Twitterbots begin to influence elections, brands and shares, the real threat becomes clear.
These campaigners did what they did because they knew it was right - not because they were being paid. We all have a right to speak our minds. This doesn't mean anyone is obliged to subsidise our opinions, or finance the dissemination of our views.
But pro-life group say ban has 'assaulted their freedom of expression'.
Students at one of Scotland’s top universities are embroiled in a free speech row after pro-life supporters were banned from
'Who even knew the DoE had a counter-extremism unit?'
A row over free speech has erupted after a talk by alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos at his former secondary school
In 2008, the blasphemy laws were abolished in England and Wales. They protected the tender sympathies of the Anglican God
'Demonising the judiciary as "enemies" sets a dangerous precedent.'
An online campaign is urging companies to cease advertising with the Daily Mail in response to its front page coverage on
In a bid to stem the tide of digital radicalisation by terrorist groups such as Islamic State, the European Parliament has approved plans for new legislation which will allow rapid and widespread removal of extremist content from the internet. Digital rights activists are up in arms over the decision, which they fear will lead to private organisations policing and censoring internet users with impunity.
I think you can't and shouldn't vaccinate or insulate yourself against being offended. But in these highly insecure times, you can't be surprised if people try. Safe spaces are surely a symptom more than anything else.
At PMQs today Theresa May called safe spaces “extraordinary” and said universities should instead be places of “open debate
At PMQs today Theresa May called safe spaces “extraordinary” and said universities should instead be places of “open debate
One's measure of empathy and compassion - or one's presumptive mental health, for that matter - cannot and should not be judged on the basis of whether they agree with proliferating trigger warnings or politicised "safe space" saviourism.
This week, a worldwide, several-day protest was begun against a hated power whose unaccountable and undemocratic use of arbitrary