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Hate Speech Is an Evitable Evil

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, May 19th, 2019 - 72 comments

Online behaviour like any other behaviour can be modified but this will not happen by itself.

Reflections on Free Speech and Public Discourse

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 15th, 2019 - 119 comments

Silencing dissonant voices only leads to more and stronger dissonant voices and further radicalisation.

Tough, swift leadership needed to police social media

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 am, April 10th, 2019 - 73 comments

The government has been rightly lauded for swiftly acting to ban assault weapons after the Christchurch massacre, but is its failure to decisively call social media giants to order just as weak and unacceptable as the failure to act on Aramoana massacre back in 1990?

Why is Mark Richardson such a Nimby and …?

Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, May 25th, 2018 - 46 comments

Being a nimby is the least of Mark Richardson’s problems. His disguised hate speech is harmful to his victims and anyone else in need of help who are left feeling the shame imposed upon them by such careless dialogue.

Free speech vs hate speech

Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, March 2nd, 2017 - 154 comments

Auckland Uni is in a difficult position – a classic dilemma with two important principles at stake.

Going too far

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 254 comments

Physical attacks on politicians is going too far. So too is faking a hate-speech outbreak.

Xero doesn’t like being on the receiving end

Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, December 11th, 2015 - 16 comments

Xero used to fund hate for hire blog Whaleoil via advertising, because “we like to support the sunlight of good challenging discussions”. But when they became the targets of attack they didn’t like being on the receiving end.

Petition on Slater’s hate speech

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, October 31st, 2015 - 128 comments

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Spark sponsoring hate blogger

Written By: - Date published: 12:17 pm, June 10th, 2015 - 82 comments

Hey Spark – this is a terrible, terrible decision…

ACT speaks its branes

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 pm, February 23rd, 2013 - 71 comments

According to ex-leader Rodney Hyde’s address to the ACT conference ACT hates the poor, hates Maori, and hates the unions. As far as I can tell this is not a joke. But clearly ACT is.

Utoya island – New Zealand connections

Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, July 29th, 2011 - 15 comments

Two pieces of news have recently linked Anders Breivik’s Utoya island massacre of members of Young Labour and New Zealand.

The violent right

Written By: - Date published: 8:26 pm, July 25th, 2011 - 316 comments

The kind of racist right wing opinions held by the Norway shooter are shared by quite a few New Zealand bloggers and commenters. Many of the same bloggers are now claiming the massacre is somehow the Left’s fault. We should be concerned that there are people with such hatred and self-delusion among us.

Hoots overshoots

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 pm, January 22nd, 2011 - 54 comments

I see the NBR lost another 6% of its circulation last year, so I thought it was worth giving Matthew Hooton’s latest rant in that publication a wider audience. Hoots has a go at us and Clare Curran for criticising the violent rhetoric of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Apparently, holding people accountable for what they say is restricting free speech.

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