Future Left Podcast Ep. 21: The Alt-Right and Social Media as Public Space
Milo Yiannopolous, the extraordinary "alt-right" king of internet trolls, was recently banned from twitter following a campaign of abuse against Leslie Jones. Milo's supporters claim this is an egregious assault on free speech, but twitter is nonetheless a privately owned space and the company has terms of service that they assert were violated. But it's an important question: social media is fast becoming a public forum for the exchange of ideas. What are the free speech implications for properly governing this space? And what the hell is going on with this "alt-right" nonsense?
Things we read:
Milo got banned: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/07/20/twitter-gives-conservative-writer-milo-yiannopoulos-axe-bans-permanently/
About Milo: http://www.vox.com/2016/4/4/11355876/milo-yiannopoulos
Hate on Social Media: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/17/hatred-politics-social-media-jo-cox-killin
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