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Archive for June, 2021

Hating on hate speech laws

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

What is it with the media and hate speech laws? They loathe them. And in their anxiousness to ridicule and discredit them, and excite contempt against them, they seem happy to distort the debate. Do hate speech laws need hate speech protection? Newshub’s recent coverage Look at Newshub’s coverage in the past 24 hours. They […]

When free speech creates disorder or hate

Monday, June 28th, 2021

“De-platforming”. It’s the free-speech zealot’s issue-du-jour. I’m looking at you, Damien Grant. It seems so exactly what cancel culture is. Don’t like the speech? Ban it. Except it’s not really a ban, is it? There is nothing to stop those poor begagged individuals from putting out press releases and YouTube videos, railing on social media, […]