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Balance

I have been struggling this week with the lines between free speech and hate speech; art and pornography and/or gratuitous violence. It is a line that has been challenging me on social media, in my writing life and unfolding in demonstrations and counter demonstrations all over the United States this week.  240 more words

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Balance

I have been struggling this week with the lines between free speech and hate speech; art and pornography and/or gratuitous violence. It is a line that has been challenging me on social media, in my writing life and unfolding in demonstrations and counter demonstrations all over the United States this week.  238 more words

#amwriting

Ars Technica: Tor “can’t build free and open source tools” and stop racists from using them

Ars Technica: Tor “can’t build free and open source tools” and stop racists from using them. “The Tor Project has reiterated its absolutist commitment to free speech, saying that even though Daily Stormer recently moved to a Tor onion service, the organization won’t do anything to stop the ‘hate-spewing website.'”

Around The Search & Social Media World

Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nada Calls for President’s Assassination; The Real Picture of Hate and Violence

Is this representative of the people whom we are sending to Washington to represent and “help” make our country better?

Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadall called for our President’s… 155 more words

Debbie Barth

EFF: Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

EFF: Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression. “All fair-minded people must stand against the hateful violence and aggression that seems to be growing across our country. 118 more words

Research & Opinion

NOT IN MY HOUSE!

First, let me be clear. I am pretty close to an absolutist about the first amendment.  Government should not make laws interfering with the freedom of expression, even vile expression, except in such cases where that expression is in itself an act of violence such as child pornography or making an agreement to murder another person or to commit any other act of violence or communication which furthers a conspiracy to commit a crime. 1,666 more words

Bias

Closure with the Past

My response to a Facebook dialog in which one commenter stated that Confederate war hero statues were a form of free speech held by those that honored the era. 94 more words

Government