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HAT Forum - "What's Happening with Free Speech?"

  • The 519, Room 304 519 Church Street Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C9 Canada (map)

An editor is given little choice but to resign after deciding to publish an article by Jian Ghomeshi. Steve Bannon is disinvited from a conference event after outcry and “pull out” threats from attendees and other invitees alike. Unpopular speakers are drowned out by protesters within venues.

Are these examples of threats to Free Speech or others using their free speech to enact consequences on those with views seen as “beyond the pale“?

What are the responsibilities of various groups to police speech - the media? social media companies? corporations? universities? governments?

This evergreen topic emerges once again to spark our consideration…

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