Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Dealing with anti-social-media monopolies

Back in August I wrote a post on It must be made illegal on “social media” to deny service to people who say things that are not illegal to say. Today the Wall Street Journal had an article on What … Continue reading

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Don Aitkin on the corruption of the universities

Don Aitkin is a national treasure and I hope everyone looks at his site and signs on to get a heads up on his columns. Today he posted on the way the universities have become slaves to research grants and … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Freedom of speech, Rafe | 19 Comments

Jo Nova on the Lewandowskyi solution to fake news

What could go wrong? Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, an expert in “misinformation” at Bristol University, said MPs could bring in laws to prevent anything that amounted to “hate speech” – a move already undertaken by law-makers in Germany. “And guess what? … Continue reading

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Why don’t you Google it?

What comes up first if you google Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites. You might even pair this with this: James Damore sues Google, alleging intolerance of white male conservatives. Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets … Continue reading

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

Stand with Mark Latham

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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

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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