Online Meat ManPosted: April 21, 2016 | |
“‘A nut who couldn’t get a newspaper to publish any of his letters to it can reach thousands or even millions of people over the internet at virtually zero cost’.
What this means is that damaging speech can be much more dangerous than at any point in history. This is undeniable. Yet, the possibility of publishing responses swiftly and with just as large a readership to some degree counters this. Speech can be met with counter speech and far fewer possible contributors to any debates are excluded. Also, a wider range of views can be expressed than would be possible in mainstream conventional media.”
– Nigel Warburton (2009.p84) ‘FREE SPEECH : A Very Short Introduction’