There are two prongs in the ongoing attack on liberty and freedoms of opinion, assembly, and expression

There are two parallel prongs being executed right now to crack down on liberty in an unprecedented fashion: freedoms of assembly, of expression, of speech, and liberty overall. To realize the importance of what’s happening, we need to see both of these prongs. The first prong is to introduce wide-ranging exceptions to liberty to “extremist” … Continue reading “There are two prongs in the ongoing attack on liberty and freedoms of opinion, assembly, and expression”

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What happens when private limitations on freedom of speech get endorsed and expanded by government?

The European Commission is requesting/requiring Facebook, Twitter, and others to police their networks against undesirable political opinions and bad speech. This is cause for concern on a number of levels. Facebook’s community standards have long banned certain topics from being discussed – quite notably, anything resembling nudity. This is an effect of Facebook being a … Continue reading “What happens when private limitations on freedom of speech get endorsed and expanded by government?”

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