“Individuals who shouldn’t be caught up in online hate legislation will inevitably get caught up in it”: The testimony of Lindsay Shepherd to the Justice Committee
Human rights tribunals become the tools by which those who speak their mind peacefully and nonviolently, are silenced.
“Free speech lets us discover unexpected truths”: The testimony of Dr. John Robson to the Justice Committee
Censorship doesn’t really work. It didn’t even really work in tyrannies. Censorship in the Soviet Union allowed communism to last longer and in the end to collapse more disastrously.
“Minor bureaucrats indulging strange James Bond fantasies”: The testimony of Mark Steyn to the Justice Committee
That is actually the age we live in, where people can have one infraction and their life implodes, their career implodes, they’re vapourized for it. That is actually one of the most disturbing trends on the free speech issue.