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Re: Twisted people, twisted lies

In the UK at the moment, you have to take a private prosecution for slander//libel. So yes, they have found the perfect weapon. However, it does rely on the reader to exercise their own judgement. If a future employer was to decide to not employ me based on some unsubstantiated slander, then I'd rather not work for that company anyway.

There are people on this anti-platform argument oxford/cambridge thing at the moment, who are of the belief that freedom of speech doesn't cover the right to talk to other people about what you believe. If I find the article again, I'll let you know, but I'm almost sure I posted about it on either FB or Twitter, but I can't find it. I'll keep searching.

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