F*~k moderation

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I am a fan of Jonathan Pie, (http://www.jonathanpie.com/) the comic newshound. A direct no nonsense, personal and often expletive-fuelled rants on relevant newsworthy topics.

His latest on the freedom of the press raises an interesting subject.

To what extent should all or anything be vetted, controlled, moderated? Does any form of editing mean that there is “control” of the freedom of speech – the right to say what you want in the public domain?

Private platforms are, I guess, different. Posting something on a website or physical billboard which offends must be controlled…or must it?

Racism, homophobia – unacceptable of course.

Where does the line get drawn though?

And by whom?

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