Articles by Rozali Telbis

Tech Oligarchs and Activists Unite to Censor Kiwi Farms

Tech Oligarchs and Activists Unite to Censor Kiwi Farms

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Kiwi Farms

Regardless of what anyone thinks of Kiwi Farms, it’s a step in the wrong direction to allow, and even celebrate tech oligarchs who arbitrarily decide what information should be permitted and what should be removed. This creates a dangerous precedent  and assigns more power to a few people who already operate in secrecy. To put trust in the tech elite is naive at best, and dangerous at worst. It also has the unintended effect of motivating authoritarian regimes, as evidenced above, to demand other content be removed from the Internet—a move that disproportionately impacts marginalized groups and dissidents.

Survey Confirms Canadian Leftists Don’t Care for Free Speech

Survey Confirms Canadian Leftists Don’t Care for Free Speech

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Canadian survey on free speech

Somewhere along the way, the left abandoned free speech as a fundamental value and the right has since stepped in to defend it. Leftists now lead the charge in restricting speech to protect certain sensibilities, particularly the speech of those on the right, and the right has responded in kind by protecting speech at all costs.

This marked shift has been especially noticeable in Canada where Canadians' stance on free speech is largely shaped by their political affiliation.

Criminalizing Holocaust Denial Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Criminalizing Holocaust Denial Sets a Dangerous Precedent

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Criminalizing Holocaust Denial Sets a Dangerous PrecedentOn June 23, 2022, the Canadian government officially made Holocaust denialism a crime. This amendment to the Criminal Code was secretly tucked away in Bill C-19, Canada’s budget implementation act. Canadians hardly noticed it was there — we were too distracted by the budgetary provisions that we were promised would make life more affordable for us.

‘Do Your Part’: On the Toxic Rise of Moral Grandstanding in the Pandemic

‘Do Your Part’: On the Toxic Rise of Moral Grandstanding in the Pandemic

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‘Do Your Part’: On the Toxic Rise of Moral Grandstanding in the Pandemic

Moral grandstanding is an ever-present, seductive force. It may feel impossible to avoid for many of us, but it is necessary to do so if we want to coexist meaningfully with each other. Next time you feel the urge to make a moral proclamation, consider whether you are actually advancing a cause, or yourself.