Tony Blair ...
... asks that someone send band-aids and more coffee.
326 posts • joined 5 Oct 2007
Another set of numbers being played for the agenda rather than to reveal anything new of value.
A growing number of us have internet access from home and work, but there is no mention of how many people now actually attend public libraries any more.
Further more, why would you use a device that you know you will be monitored and records retained my public-sector officials?
The way to challenge hate speach is to let everyone see what these morons are saying and openly condem those views, present different perspectives and actively work against the hate.
Banning hate speach doesn't eliminate it, just moves it underground where it can't be monitored and challenged. Thus creating a focussing effect for those who might buy into whatever is being said. No one to counter the views espoused.
Freedom of speech means, well, exactly that, even if that speech offends some people."
So that is free-speech (I guess that is what you mean - speach?) without limits?
You are assuming that the audience will always be indifferent to the exhortations of purveyors of "extremist" views. However, what happens when the audience is manipulated? Group think and action is relatively easy to manipulate, you only need to look at the alleged actions of Facebook, or the modern product of many of our Universities and Colleges to see that that is the case.
You may want to look back at some of the developments of the last Century.
"Luckie contends that black people have had trouble discussing issues among themselves, because other people are reporting these discussions as hate speech, even though the conversations often don't violate Facebook terms of service. Accounts are suspended and content is removed, without notice or recourse, he claims."
It could also have been another case of an activist trying to organise a faction within the organisation along racial alignments. It does not need to be actively racist against others for it to be considered as such if it is being organised around specific racial groupings.
Unfortunately there is too much of this kind of racism within (certainly UK) organisations, frequently with the explicit backing of HR departments that are lacking in judgement.
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