Free speech activist Lindsay Shepherd on her Twitter ban: ‘Your instincts should not be to celebrate’

Lindsay Sheoherd The Chronicles Herald | James Alexander Michie

Lindsay Shepherd speaks at a free speech rally in Waterloo, Ont., in November 2017.

Note that the decision of Twitter aims to deepen the anxieties about what some people consider as increasing restrictions on their right to express ideas not politically correct

That being the case, it is necessary to clarify that the defender of freedom of expression Lindsay Shepherd, who was permanently banned from using Twitter earlier this week. That being the case, has said the measure underscores the widespread concern that the firm has been too enthusiastic in its censure of right-wing public figures.

In addition, she said that on Monday she was permanently banned from using Twitter, probably in connection with the comments in which he wrongly accused trans woman Jessica Yaniv on July 14.

Limitation on free speech

Shepherd has also indicated that his banishment from the social media platform is the latest example of a company based in San Francisco that limits the free expression of some users. The company said it is banning some users as part of an offer to stop online harassment.

Thus, the decision of Twitter aims to deepen the anxieties about what some people consider as increasing restrictions of their right to express unpopular or not politically correct ideas.

The debate has continued for years on whether private companies such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram should be regulated in the same way that traditional broadcasters are. The immense and growing influence of the platforms has made even some market-oriented conservatives reflect on whether more government intervention is required to limit the power of online giants.

Shepherd acknowledged that the company has every right to restrict its access to the site, but said it points to deeper problems in modern political discourse.

Even so, Shepherd said she would probably use other media such as YouTube to reach his followers. She said she would also consider joining Thinkspot, a platform proposed by Jordan Peterson that is intended to act as a counter platform for Twitter and other Silicon Valley sites.

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Source: Jesse Snyder | The Chronicle Herald

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