The director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that often conversation around online speech is “uninformed” or “misinformed”.
When you’re debating something as delicate and nuanced as the ability of people all over the world to share ideas and express themselves, York says that a balanced, evidence-based approach is vital. “Maybe Trump’s tweets do constitute real harm, but I don’t think that we’re even thinking that way,” she says. “We also have to think about who we’re harming every time we push for any type of censorship.”
As the article argues, there are nuances that need to be taken into consideration when “de-platforming” someone or censoring certain types of speech. Each situation needs to be looked at closely before jumping to conclusions, otherwise the wrong people will end up getting hurt.
Source: “The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media’s haphazard war on content