Almost 60 years ago, Lady Chatterley’s lover brought sex and lust into the courtroom and changed the way we thought about censoring literature.
I believe the land of internet discourse is beset by a mob mentality. Anyone who is seen to offend is often subject to a witch-hunt. Discourse is dead, and we killed it.
With Facebook, YouTube and Twitter freely swinging their ban hammer, I think we need to talk about censorship.
After one journalist was completely discredited through a bogus Twitter thread, I believe those who plug for internet censorship are kept by one simple definition.
In this week alone, we’ve banned a Christmas song, the use of meat-based puns, The Little Mermaid and conversing with women. I fear whatever sense that was left is now gone.