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Jonathan Revusky, Linh Dinh, and Yours Truly on Internet Censorship

FFWN recently reported on:

"New York Times devotes top of front page to propagandizing for YouTube censorship"

First half hour: Jonathan Revusky takes a nuanced and ambivalent view. He suggests that defamatory big lies reported by various racist/nationalist types (like the supposed "Muslim rape army," the alleged Cologne mass sexual assaults,  "no-go zones," and so on) are so bad that maybe we shouldn't be too outraged if the purveyors get deplatformed.

Second half hour: Linh Dinh generally agrees with yours truly that anything that remotely qualifies as non-criminal political speech is protected by the First Amendment, that internet platforms are today's digital town square and must obey the Constitution—and that the internet should basically be a free speech zone even for countries without a First Amendment. Free speech is a basic human right!

Note: If the internet censorship gets much worse, I may have to give up alternative journalism and go into the T-shirt business.

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