Category Archives: Freedom of speech

What really matters is not what matters but who decides what matters

This is a twitter stream on Big Brother and Protecting Elections which really is not just funny but also relevant and serious. And speaking of Facebook, let me also mention this: Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake News Problem Isn’t Going Away. From … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Media, Politics of the Left | 24 Comments

Free TV Australia think we’re stupid

Free TV Australia are denying that they have banned the advert for being “political”. Rather their story is this: “The advertiser was requested, but declined, to add an identification tag to the commercial to comply with Schedule 2 of the … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Take Nanny down | 57 Comments

This should be absolutely illegal

This previous post of mine was not a bit of whimsy but ought to be taken up as a serious proposition before it is too late: It must be made illegal on “social media” to deny service to people who … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative politics, Freedom of speech, Politics of the Left | 71 Comments

It must be made illegal on “social media” to deny service to people who say things that are not illegal to say

I have been meaning to get into this for a while because I keep hearing the same mantra that since these social media platforms are privately owned they can do as they like. Well speaking for myself, I don’t think … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech | 83 Comments

No. You didn’t.

Matthew Prince asks the question: I helped kick a group of neo-Nazis off the internet last week, but since then I’ve wondered whether I made the right decision. To ask the question is to answer it. Matt Prince knows the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Freedom of speech | 34 Comments

Let the purge of begin

Applying the limits to tolerance or stamping out free speech? And does it matter? its his site. The blacklisting of alt-right sites on the Internet has begun in earnest. Add CloudFlare to the growing list of companies refusing to do … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Rafe | 43 Comments

Free speech not academic freedom

QUT academic Brian McNair has gotten himself into a bit of trouble. A Queensland university is in damage control after one of its ­academics, Scottish-trained media professor Brian McNair, described Islam as “a cancer on the planet”. Here is the … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 83 Comments

The Gillian Triggs Award

It seems that Outgoing human rights commissioner Gillian Triggs wins freedom of speech award which I have picked up at Andrew Bolt where you can see Rowan Dean saying everything that should be said about how demented such an award … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives | 72 Comments

Something to think about

And if you are wondering why I was reading The Age, we were in a cafe and the comics are right next to the sudoku.

Posted in Freedom of speech | 28 Comments

Guest Post: Arky Free Speech

Free speech is of utmost importance. The so-called progressive left is very good at organising. Starting groups. Having meetings. Protests. Media attention. Constantly beating the drum and never tiring at repeating the same basic message over and over again. Us? Not … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Guest Post | 60 Comments