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.
Scott Morrison’s “religious freedom” platform has little to do with the right to pray, it has everything to do with the right to discriminate and undo what the country voted for.
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
The Australian Federal Police raiding the offices of journalists should not serve as a warning, but as an accurate representation of what we’ve enabled.
Myanmar holding two Reuters journalists for more than 500 days is merely an indicator of an anti-media sentiment that is growing worldwide.
The state of Israel Folau echoes the state of free speech in this country. The words of one legendary writer warned us of this day.
The regeneration of the Nazi has been lead by the proliferation of their salute. Whether in jest, or not, the dangers are obvious.
With the rise of extremism on both sides, campuses are presented with a unique challenge: How free should freedom of speech be?
Censorship, if left unchecked, can lead to brutality. This is the lesson I learned from those who endured the worst of us.
Be wary of the trumpeted fears of ‘foreign interference’, as they may be used to control those of our own backyard, not those from over the fence.
While moments of social change won through social media might seem worthwhile, what it enables is something else entirely.
With Alex Jones run out of town and Blair Cottrell kicked off Sky News, it seems a golden week. However, just as it went with 18C, no meaningful battle has been won.
Geoffrey Robertson QC has defended Salman Rushdie, he’s represented Julian Assange, and now he’s pushing for an Australian Bill of Rights.
In a bill that was rushed through last week, the Turnbull government has clamped down on freedom of expression under the guise of national security.
Despite the inflammatory times we live in, I don’t do outrage. It’s pointless. That being said, if I see something outrageous, I will call it out.
With the Ecuadorian President threatening to revoke Julian Assange’s political asylum if he continues to be Julian Assange, the future is desperately bleak.
Tommy Robinson, an avatar for the centre-right sits in jail. The furore surrounding his incarceration has a significant political tone. This is dangerous.
The recent ban of Alex Jones on Youtube highlights the start of a worrying trend. Social media is the next great bastion of controlled rhetoric.
There seems to be a general misunderstanding about Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit. It has nothing to do with free speech.
With the marriage equality debate heating up on both sides, comedian Hannah Gadsby highlighted a pertinent issue: It’s no longer a debate.
The recent story of a photographer being sued by a monkey is nothing new, in fact, we have an embarrassing history of inter-species squabbles fought in the court of law. Real cases. Real stupid people.
The attack on Andrew Bolt highlights the nature of discourse in this country, and no amount of sparkle can distract from it.