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From an acclaimed professor and previous consultant to top Minister Stephen Harper, a passionate and edgy security of unfastened speech in Canada, and the position the web performs within the issue.
     In February 2013, Tom Flanagan, acclaimed educational, collage of Calgary professor, and previous consultant to top Minister Stephen Harper, made reviews surrounding the problem of viewing baby pornography that have been tweeted from the development he used to be conversing at and broadcast world wide. within the time it took to force from Lethbridge to his domestic in Calgary, Flanagan's profession and popularity have been nearly in tatters. each media outlet made the tale front-page information, such a lot of them deriding Flanagan and casting him as a pariah. He was once made to make an apology publicly for his use of phrases however the final analysis used to be that Tom Flanagan easily sounded an opinion (he by no means whatever steered that he was once something yet virulantly against baby pornography) in a tutorial atmosphere. In impression, his college, numerous of his colleagues, and masses of the media, together with the CBC -- and so much of Canada! -- made him personality non grata. This publication is 2 issues: The author's facet of the tale, and what he persisted in the course of what he calls "The Incident," and a passionate and convincing protection of unfastened speech, not only in Canada yet far and wide. whereas Flanagan's is hardly ever the 1st ebook at the topic, what makes this publication diverse is the section of the web, a device that's a great deal a double-edged sword in terms of freedom of expression--it permits humans to have an unfiltered voice to claim what they need, however it additionally permits these to take advantage of it to be pass judgement on, jury and executioner opposed to these whose reviews they disagree with. The e-book is additionally a sobering inspect the type of political correctness that has develop into a staple within the educational international. What occurred to the writer illustrates vital developments in modern Canada threatening freedom of speech and dialogue, and the way the hot expertise is enjoying an expanding and menacing function.

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