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A Speech Deferred: How Facebook Shackled My Voice ~ The Ghion Journal

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It’s the new rage these days; the minute someone says something that offends people’s sensibilities, too many jump and demand the silencing of the offender’s voice. We have become a society of minders where we keep reporting on each other as if we are living in some totalitarian nation. Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter actively encourage this type of impishness as the flag button has morphed into a panic button for people who get triggered by divergent ideas. It’s all fun until you become the victim; when people get fired for posting their opinion or their accounts get deactivated for some amorphous reason, that is when they finally realize the dangers of censorship and trampling on people’s freedom of speech.

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