Dec 10th 2018

Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks

Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks. The question of free speech on campus has dominated headlines, student unions, and social media. No-platforming, safe spaces and even jazz hands have become buzzwords around campus, with countless think pieces analysing the ‘student snowflake’ psyche […]

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May 16th 2012

Supporting the Reform Section 5 campaign

Big Brother Watch is proud to be supporting the ‘Reform Section 5’ campaign, which has launched today. Under the Public Order Act it is a criminal offence to act in a way that is threatening, disorderly, abusive or which constitutes harassment.  However, Section 5 of the Act also makes it an offence to use language […]

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Dec 14th 2010

Facebook and free speech

The New York Times has an interesting article this week on Facebook and how it deals with free speech and hateful material online. A team of people, known as the ‘hate and harassment team’ monitor the Facebook website for strange, illicit and hateful material. Often content will be removed or profiles deleted according to the […]

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