Free Speech Is Killing Us


Perspective: Lethal speech

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There has never been a bright line between word and deed. Andrew Marantz writes in the New York Times that still, for years, the founders of Facebook and Twitter and 4chan and Reddit — along with the consumers obsessed with these products, and the investors who stood to profit from them — tried to pretend that the noxious speech prevalent on those platforms wouldn’t metastasize into physical violence.

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