Hello?

Hany Farid, a professor at University of California, Berkeley who specialises in digital disinformation, said reluctance to take Parler’s cash was not surprising. It is an example of what he called the “bully’s veto”: “Please explain to me how you have the right to say anything you want about gay people, black people, Muslim people.

It’s called free speech. Shrug.

10 thoughts on “Hello?”

  1. Has he explained how he has the right to say anything he wants about straight people, white people, Christian people, and indeed Jewish people?

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    bully’s veto”

    Sure. Violent thugs breaking up academic talks are not the bullies. It is the people determined to uphold the Enlightenment?

    “Please explain to me how you have the right to say anything you want about gay people, black people, Muslim people.

    If you want to know who rules you, see who you cannot criticise.

  3. Another demonstration of the fact that so-called ‘Universal Values’ are nothing of the sort, and are indeed solely a product of Europeans; more specifically, North-West Europeans.

  4. “Please explain to me how you have the right to say anything you want”

    Being a big tech platform gives you the right.

    But you are an ignorant slut, Mr Professor. Your premise is a lie.

    Three quick examples. Defamation. Inciting violence. Conspiring to commit a crime. You don’t have “the right to say anything you want.” One would think that a genuine digital disinformation professor would know that.

    So Hany Farid is sensitive about what is said about Muslims. I don’t suppose he’s from Yorkshire.

    ‘anything you want about gay people, black people, Muslim people.’

    Muslim people kill gay people. This is Paper, Scissors, Rock morality.

  5. ‘ “Please explain to me how you have the right to say anything you want about gay people, black people, Muslim people.’

    English Common Law.

  6. You omitted the final sentence, which was the ‘best’:
    “Why do we care so much about the rights of the assholes?”
    To which the obvious answer is: “Because we don’t want people like Hany Farid deciding who’s an asshole”.

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