The tough side of standing for free speech

The tough side of standing for free speech

The Nazi chant of ‘blood and soil’ was heard throughout the night as far-right groups marched through Charlottesville, Virginia. On the night before the ‘Unite the Right’ rally, a pre-rally gathering was held on the University of Virginia campus grounds. Images of the large crowd, mostly male, entirely white, wielding torches and marching in unison, echo back to an unforgettable history, one of National Socialist marches and KKK lynch mobs. Such movements, infamous for their visceral race-based symbolism, have become permanently ingrained in modern consciousness. …

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Online Freedom Of Speech Is Under Attack From Offence Police

Online Freedom Of Speech Is Under Attack From Offence Police

It appears that on a daily basis we are hearing about people being arrested for making a comment on a social media site such as twitter but has an offence really been committed?

The most recent cases involve Tom Daley in two separate incidents where he was sent “abusive” messages on Twitter after he failed to win a medal at the Olympics.

In one of the cases someone sent a homophobic message to the diver, while another said,

“You let your dad down i hope you know that.”

In reference …

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