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Free speech, hate speech and over-reach with Jodie Ginsberg (Our Man In Stockholm)The recent rise of far-right hate speech, boosted and amplified on social media, has proved a danger to our democracies and our most basic human rights - so in these battle for rights, who wins out in the end?
Social media bans don’t just hurt those you disagree with – free speech is damaged when the axe falls too freely (Independent, 17 May 2019)The White House announced this week it was launching a sort of hotline for people to report their experiences of censorship on social media. Americans are invited to share their stories through an online questionnaire if they “suspect political bias” in enforcement actions taken against them by companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter. Setting aside the enormous implications […]
Is the end of free speech a natural solution to the hatred shared online? (Metro, 8 May 2019)The internet has a problem with hate speech. So wouldn’t it be easier to just turn it all off? Would limiting what people can say really stop the hate? ‘You don’t just end up scooping up the violent communications, but also essential public interest information that individuals might need to know,’ says Jodie Ginsberg, CEO […]
iPlod: Sajid Javid’s new internet rules will have a chilling effect on free speech (Spectator, 13 April 2019)Monday wasn’t the best day for the government to launch Online Harms, its white paper on internet regulation. As Sajid Javid was proudly proclaiming that Britain would have the toughest internet laws in the world, it emerged that a British woman had been arrested on a trip to Dubai and faced up to two years […]
Universities are allowing free speech to be curtailed in favour of ‘rule of the mob’, former equalities chief warns (Telegraph, 3 February 2019)Universities are allowing free speech to be curtailed on campuses in favour of “rule of the mob”, the former equalities chief has warned, as he says vice-Chancellors must stop behaving like “frightened children” and take a stand. Read the full article.