Freedom of Speech and the Net

This post appeared last October and has been read by close to 200 people. So far, no-one has commented. I’m truly interested in what people think, whether they agree with me or not. I think it’s an important topic and would love to hear from you.

Ms M's Bookshelf

I’ve been troubled ever since I researched background material for A House in the Sky just over a week ago. One of the places I went to gather more information was to YouTube interviews Amanda Lindhout had done with various members of the fourth estate. There was nothing about the interviews themselves that bothered me; they were conducted by people who had read the book and done their research and Amanda answered all the questions, even the difficult ones, with a poise and sincerity that impressed me.

What I found disturbing were some of the comments posted by viewers. Shielded by the anonymity of the web, many of the posters used language that I was brought up to believe was unacceptable.  Some of them commented on each other’s comments in a similar vein and some of those remarks came across as racist. Hopefully, they don’t speak that way…

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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