Navigating Free Speech In Online Communities

(Richard Millington) #1

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A rare(ish) book recommendation, Free Speech – Ten Principles For A Connected World.

Should you allow members to write posts which might offend others? What if that offense leads to physical or psychological harm?

Do you adapt your response to what’s offensive to different cultures or do you force your culture upon others?

How do you build a harmonious community which avoids groupthink? Should you encourage minority views which the majority might find offensive? Should you follow what most people in your community want?

You have your own moral code, but it probably needs augmenting.

Every time you remove a…

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