Did Twitter reap what it sowed in Nigeria?

You may have read that Nigeria have suspended access to Twitter. You can read more about it here. The move followed Twitter’s decision to suspend

Adding laws to protect free speech is more likely to damage it

I was reading this article in The Times (paywall) by Danny Finkelstein. In it, he addresses the government’s plans to introduce a law to protect

As if on cue, a former judge questions the wisdom of aligning hate speech laws to the views of particular campaign groups

Stories, or types of story, tend to come in little flurries. I have written a lot on this blog about free speech and the rights

We don’t need to be street preachers, or like their message, to be disturbed by this

I was looking on twitter the other day (as you do) and I came across the following post from the leader of the Reform UK

Not everything is about freedom of expression

The Times (paywall) reported yesterday that a teacher in Batley has been suspended for showing an apparently offensive cartoon of Muhammad. It bears saying that

If you instigated a culture of unutterable views and cancellation, you can’t argue when your views are verboten and get cancelled

I was watching Politics Live yesterday and saw Rosie Duffield say the following about twitter: It was also unsurprising to see her trending on twitter

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