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Will Banning Hate Speech Make Europe Safer?

A new EU plan targeting extremists ignores history’s lessons about the danger of restricting unpopular views.

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The War on Free Speech – Censorship’s Global Rise

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Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media

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False speech: What is it good for?

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Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media

Jacob shares 5 key insights from his new book, Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media.

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What will Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter mean for free speech?

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Elon Musk’ın Twitter’ı devralması ifade özgürlüğü için ne anlama gelecek?

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Don’t mention the swastika

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Why silencing speech, even hurtful speech, makes us more intolerant

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What We Can Learn from the History of Free Speech

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Banning Hate Speech Won’t End Extremist Violence
It would likely make the problem worse.

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Joe Rogan, Spotify and the dangers imposed by private threats to free speech

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Jacob Mchangama, “Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media,” and Milton’s Curse

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The Problem With Banning Russian Disinformation

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Banning RT is a Soviet — not western — tactic

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Why Hate Speech Laws Backfire

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From Demosthenes to Nehru… why free speech remains stuck in debate.

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The roots of free speech: How did ancient civilizations regulate speech?

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How the Dutch Created Europe’s First Free-Speech Zone More than 400 years Ago

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