No-platforming is an effective tool in the fight against ‘fake news’ – if used correctly

Image description: Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart News In the wake of the recent anti-fascism protests outside the Oxford Union in response to the invitation extended to Katie Hopkins to speak, the topic on the validity of the use of ‘no-platforming’ has come to the forefront of political […]

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In Defence of Lord Patten: why ‘no-platforming’ and safe spaces miss the point

“If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought”– or so wrote George Orwell inhis essay ‘Politics and the English Language’. Language, and most especially political language, ispowerful and aware of it. All speech and writing is created with the intention of influence: propaganda and advertisements invade one’s mind with ready-made thoughts, and politicians attempt […]

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