Tag: free speech

European Liberals Have no Leg to Stand on When Criticising Blasphemy Laws in Muslim Majority Nations

As of November 2018, multiple European nations have blasphemy laws that have remained on the books for centuries while modern blasphemy laws described as so-called “hate speech” legislation continue to become ever more stifling to pre-existing free speech laws that are largely left without genuine defenders. Furthermore, those who self-identify with liberal […]

Social Media And The Commodification of Nations: How Geopolitical Analysis Became Fantasy Football

The age of mass media which has its roots in the newspaper revolution of the 19th century helped to democratise access to information first in the industrialised urban world and later beyond these initial boundaries. As the spread of electricity continued throughout the early 20th century, film, radio and later […]

Roger Waters and Donald Trump: One Doesn’t Like The Other But They Are Both Supporting Online Free Speech

Roger Waters has given an interview with Russia’s RT television after competing a sold out show in St. Petersburg. On his current tour, Waters dedicated the 1977 Pink Floyd song Pigs (Three different ones) to Trump complete with multiple quotes by the US President being projected on large screens throughout the area […]

An “Old Left – Libertarian Right” Free Speech Alliance is Emerging in the US and Europe

Donald Trump has recently spoken out on a number of occasions in favour of a Constitutionalist approach to free speech. Trump has been motivated to address the issue of free speech after a number of social media corporations censored both medium sized professional media outlets and individual activist-commentators for expressing […]

Whatsapp Rejects Indian Government Blackmail as The Real Issues of Violence Remain Unaddressed

Earlier this week, India issued an ultimatum to the CEO of the popular digital messenger service Whatsapp should it wish to continue operating in India where the app has a substantial customer base. According to Indian Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, “I suggested three points. First — WhatsApp must have a grievance […]