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Free Internet! (so long as Google is not losing any money)

The Internet–the land of the free–with its ever-growing influence, has become so inextricable to our lives that safety laws, restrictions and protection-oriented algorithms have begun to be implemented by many major sites in order to ‘keep the space safe for everyone;’ –Yes, even if that means alienating certain audiences to whom the freedom that characterized the internet in its early stages is uncompromisable in principle. 1,128 more words

Culture

Ban the Rainbow: Youtube's Restricted Mode Gone Wrong

If you haven’t been keeping up to date on all things currently going wrong in our world – considering Trump in his entirety, Brexit, French Elections, and Russia as a whole, there’s a fair reason to… 575 more words

Communications

Stand Up Against Hate

Where does the root cause of all strife and emotion stem from? According to the notable philosophical writer, James Allen, “all that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.” The self and the ego demand our attention. 821 more words

Social Media

NYT Op-Ed: Free Speech ‘Parameters’ Must Be Redrawn To Protect The ‘Marginalized’

Amber Randall reports: A New York Times op-ed argues for a new understanding of free speech that takes into account the experiences of the more marginalized in society. 124 more words

Mediasphere

Howard Dean: The Constitution Does Not Protect Hate Speech

We have been discussing how the left has fallen out of love with free speech and how free speech is now being treated not as the defining right of liberty but the very threat to liberty.   550 more words

Society

Wellesley Students Editors Endorse Silencing Opposing Speakers And Declare "Hostility May Be Warranted"

We have been discussing the erosion of free speech on our campuses across the country.  Much of that trend is the result of faculty members who have taught that free speech itself is a threat to students.   667 more words

Politics