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LIBERAL PROFESSOR WARNS CENSORSHIP OF INFOWARS WILL BACKFIRE ON THE LEFT
08-11-2018, 09:24 PM
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LIBERAL PROFESSOR WARNS CENSORSHIP OF INFOWARS WILL BACKFIRE ON THE LEFT
LIBERAL PROFESSOR WARNS CENSORSHIP OF INFOWARS WILL BACKFIRE ON THE LEFT
Says “hate speech” is a political tool to shut down dissent
Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com - AUGUST 10, 2018
Liberal Professor Warns Censorship of Infowars Will Backfire on the Left

Professor Erik Nielson warns in a New York Times op-ed that the kind of censorship that saw Infowars banned from most major social media platforms this week will eventually backfire on the left.

In an article entitled If We Silence Hate Speech, Will We Silence Resistance?, Nielson, who is an associate professor of liberal arts at the University of Richmond, writes that “mounting pressure from the political left to censor hateful speech may have unintended consequences.”

Cautioning that leftists should be “wary” of applauding the likes of Apple, Facebook and YouTube banning Alex Jones, Nielson writes, “If we become overzealous in our efforts to limit so-called hate speech, we run the risk of setting a trap for the very people we’re trying to defend.”


The professor cites inflammatory rhetoric used by black leaders after the civil rights era which led to them being put under surveillance and subjected to harassment by the FBI under the justification of them being labeled “hate groups”.

He also cites the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, which “federal lawmakers have increasingly tried to shut the movement down by accusing it of hate speech,” in addition to Black Lives Matter, which some have attempted to label a hate group by making the target of their anger, police officers, a protected class.

He also makes the point that the 2017 Women’s March was accused of engaging in “hate” because it had links to anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

“If we allowed these voices to be silenced on grounds that they promote hate, we’d find ourselves scrambling to defend the radical poets, musicians, filmmakers and other artists who have pushed the boundaries of expression into what could arguably amount to hate speech, but who have done so from the vanguard of social and political protest,” writes Nielson.

He also points to the hypocrisy of Spotify reversing its decision to “stop promoting artists who engage in hateful speech or conduct,” but then banning Alex Jones for that very reason.

“Within weeks, Spotify reversed course, noting that its policy was “vague.” But by silencing Mr. Jones on its platform, it’s not exactly clear where Spotify is drawing the line.

And that’s the inherent danger in attempting to limit something like hate. It can be so broadly defined that our efforts to counteract it will be broad, too.

If that happens, we risk silencing the voices and perspectives we can least afford to lose. That’s not a triumph over hate. That’s falling victim to it.”

Nielson’s argument will resonate with real liberals, but given that much of the left has abandoned liberal principles and aggressively supported censorship, so long as it’s directed against their political adversaries, don’t expect the blue check mark brigade on Twitter to embrace his position.

https://www.infowars.com/liberal-profess...-the-left/

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08-11-2018, 09:31 PM
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the forbidden fruit tastes sweeter.

simple as that. by banning and censoring, you are telling the young generation THAT IS ROCK N' ROLL

that is the FORBIDDEN FRUIT.


eve was tempted by the forbidden fruit. if God didn't say DON'T EAT DAT.. she wouldn't have noticed or cared. by telling people you can't they will

don't listen to gangsta rap.. PARENTAL ADVISORY = KIDS WANT IT MORE
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08-11-2018, 11:18 PM
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I agree with the professor. I think that the big social media platforms dealt themselves a fatal blow at this point. Now there will be a concerted effort to develop new platforms that aren't compromised by the liberal leaning companies. Nobody will trust them with freedom of information any more. They showed who they were recently.

The timing is my question. Did they do this just because of the mid-term elections or is there another timing that I am missing?
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08-12-2018, 02:21 AM
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just like how Trump is a result of race-card BACKFIRE

the left has not practiced forgiveness and the "uneducated whites" have tired of apologizing and walking on eggshells when their apologies are never enough......

but if those same "uneducated whites" go too far then the cycle will just keep repeating.....one side offending the other side while the elites divide and conquer.

it really would be wonderful if there was a "decent people" movement which just inspired people to be good to their fellow man regardless of his race and that good behavior would be praised and poor behavior shamed.

When I went to Singapore the people seemed very well behaved Tongue
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08-12-2018, 03:02 AM
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Censoring conservatives, I mean 'de-platforming far right hate speech', must have sounded like such a good idea in the board room ...

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08-12-2018, 02:14 PM
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gotta love the new language they created

DE-PLATFORM

instead of CENSORSHIP

these wordsmiths are amazing
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