James Turk is director of the Centre for Free Expression at the Toronto Metropolitan University. He discusses the difficulty of finding consistent criteria for evaluating the content of social media and regulating its decency and fairness. Indeed, freedom of speech is not absolute, but censorship is generally the worst way to manage it. Instead, it is more promising to look at such services as Twitter and Facebook as businesses and to develop business models that do not encourage the worst excesses. One way would be to encourage competition by allowing a person’s material from one platform to be transferred to another. For the video, audio podcast, transcript and public comments: https://tosavetheworld.ca/episode-450-freedom-of-expression. After watching, share your thoughts on the public comments column below the video.
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