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Friday, April 1, 2022

GeekSpeak – How much Free Speech do you want? Join the discussion Saturday April 2nd at 12 pm SLT

Would a completely open world where all speech is allowed function properly?  It is tempting to think that if we allow everyone to say anything then those who trade in insults and abuse would sink to the bottom of the social ladder and people who give thoughtful, true information would rise to the top.  But we do not see that happening now on social media.  Why not?  And what would make it happen?

Where would you draw the line where free speech is concerned?  Are insults OK?  Or calls for violence?  Or calls to overthrow a dictator?  Maybe you think there should not be a line at all?

Leave twitter for a while and join us in GeekSpeak at noon SLT on Saturday to chat about free speech, with your friends!

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.


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