New Yorker Decides US Has Too Much Free Speech; Dismisses ‘Free Speech Extremists’

August 17, 2015

By Mike Masnick at TechDirt

There's something... weird about American publications, which regularly rely on the First Amendment, to argue against those very freedoms. Obviously, part of the joys of free speech is that of course they're allowed to express opinions on why we should have less free speech... but it's still odd. The latest entrant is from the New Yorker, which has a long piece by Kelefa Sanneh, which supposedly takes a look at the "new battles over free speech" and raises some of the usual concerns these days about how there have been a number of high profile (and low profile) situations recently where people have used their free speech abilities to demand that others, with views they disagree with, be silenced...