Sunday, January 10, 2021

Ayatollah Time?

Donald Trump Jr > “Free speech is dead and controlled by leftist overlords.”
I'm no friend of cancel culture, but this is no time to compare the silencing of the insurgent-in-chief with the no-platforming of a controversial speaker at some University campus.
Unlike the BBC, Twitter has no charter committing it to a variety of rose-tinted neutrality. In as much that Trump would find it hard to be employed as a columnist at the New Statesman, Twitter has concluded some seemingly tough editorial demarcation, reportedly aided by employee sentiment.
There are few enemies of western democracy/common decency that have an automatic right to this platform.
Trump can keep blathering. Amnesty International need not sweat. It's just that he will end up like that bloke in the corner of the pub...

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