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Crivins 129 – Can Free Speech Be Too Free?

CrivinsFollowing an extended summer break, Kevie returns to the Crivins hot seat with Caroline Lee (Moosical).  Caroline is no stranger to the podcast, having filled in for Kevie during a previous summer break.  In the episode the discussion starts with the use of Telegram by Islamic extremist group ISIS and this develops into a conversation about freedom of speech.  Is too much freedom a good thing or a bad thing?


Author: Kevie Macphail

Kevie is from the Outer Hebrides, in the north west of Scotland,UK. He started podcasting with TuxJam back in 2011 and followed this by co-hosting tech-themed, discussion show Crivins along with Gordon Sinclair. A full time Linux user, currently using Debian as his distro of choice, and a keen promoter of unknown artists/bands, especially those who release their music under a Creative Commons license, this led Kevie to starting the CCJam community podcast. Always keen to spread the word on Creative Commons music and open source projects, Kevie has appeared as a guest on the Bugcast, Hacker Public Radio, Music Manumit Podcast, Rathole Radio and TINT.

2 thoughts on “Crivins 129 – Can Free Speech Be Too Free?”

  1. Useless, am I? Pfft.

    If I understand this correctly, the restriction of Telegram Channels is to do with how many people you can add manually. If people find the channel through the link (or by accident), then there is no limit that I’m aware of.

    The phrase “I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend your right to say it, to the death” – often misattributed to Voltaire, was apparently said by Patrick Henry in his “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech in 1775, the year before the Declaration of Independence was ratified.

    Good to hear Crivins back on the air – good show, jolly good show!

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