The state of free speech

So to Speak: The Free Speech PodcastEp. 200
Ep 200: The state of free speech

The state of free speech

We're joined by First Amendment attorney Marc Randazza and British journalist Brendan O'Neill to discuss the state of free speech in the United States and Europe.

Randazza is a First Amendment attorney and the managing partner at Randazza Legal Group. He has represented controversial figures throughout his career, including Alex Jones, Mike Cernovich, Chuck Johnson, and founder of the neo-nazi website the Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin.

O'Neill is a British author and journalist who served as editor of Spiked from 2007 to September 2021 and is currently its chief political writer. His book, "Heretic's Manifesto," was released in June. He last appeared on the podcast on October 20, 2016.


0:00 Introduction

6:35 Do lawyers want to defend their enemies any more?

13:00 The oldest form of intolerance

17:19 Israel/Hamas and double standards

32:28 Hate speech laws in Ireland

51:35 Censorship from internet intermediaries

52:33 Debanking and corporate censorship

55:36 PruneYard case

1:01:44 Social media and the internet

1:05:18 The Digital Services Act

Show Notes

Show Transcript

Brendan O'Neill at Oxford Union

EU Digital Services Act

Proposed Irish hate speech bill

PruneYard Shopping Center v. Robins (1980)

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