freedom of speech
The internet is a limitless field to state opinions and views on anything and everything under the sun. Such freedom the individual enjoys! And what a succulent possibility to have one's voice published.
When an S&M-loving plaintiff goes-up against a defendant whose motto is "Do No Evil", an interesting moral conundrum arises
The tabloid diet sells. The UK loves stories involving celebrities, sex, drugs and rock and roll. We love to see people in high places fall from grace. And we love to watch nobodies live the dream - provided we can watch their fall in full Technicolor afterwards.
It is hard to define whose freedom the government and large-scale enterprises seek to defend, but following recent Facebook
Wikipedia has disabled its Italian website in protest against a draft law that would force online publications to issue corrections
The trouble in the east end of London at the weekend is evidence of English Defence League's intolerance but also the intolerance of the UAF and their unwilling to hold a political discourse with members of the far-right.
Social media didn't create this problem but it is giving voice to a politically alienated generation of citizens who have had enough and are demanding change.
This e-petition website is a good idea for freedom of speech I suppose. However it would be nice if people starting employing the responsibility of thinking before speaking.
Although the media have been more focused on matters such as the private lives of Fred Goodwin and Ryan Giggs, I have been more concerned about the use of court orders to undermine the rule of law.
Ronald Reagan once said that, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Let's hope that our government is wise enough to keep their hands off of Internet access and let individuals, organisations, and the justice system decide these issues.