Online Learning Update

July 26, 2015

This Ruling Could Change Online “Free Speech” Forever

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Tauriq Moosa, the Daily Beast

The digital landscape has transformed how we perceive and do harm. Ellen Pao, the now ex CEO of Reddit, writes: “We were naive in our initial expectations for the Internet, an early Internet pioneer told me recently. We focused on the huge opportunity for positive interaction and information sharing. We did not understand how people could use it to harm others.” As Pao knows firsthand of being both in charge of and targeted by spaces where such harassers congregate, the protection of what so many consider “free speech” is a caricature. It’s not free speech that so many want defended, but license to say and distribute whatever they want without consequence.

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