We haven't had a think-piecey thread for a little while, so I figured to toss this up & see who jumps for control of the ball. A few here know that I was suspended for 12 hours on Twitter for the hatefully hatey hatespeech of saying Marina Sirtis' role of Counsellor Troy on Star Trek:TNG was that of the "bimbo-interest" (rather than 'love interest'). A couple of days ago, a cutey cupcake YouTuber named Lauren Southern was denied entry to the UK because she had made posters that were anti-Islamic in nature, in response to some standard fare "Jesus was TEH GAYY!" anti-Christian material, which is generally prolific in the West. Story (Evening Standard) here: Lauren Southern detained at Calais: Right wing Canadian activist banned from entering UK Within the past day or so, an "alt-Right" (whatever that means) YouTuber comedian named Steven Crowder was suspended from Twitter supposedly for 7 days because he filmed a 'Trans' workshop at the "SXSW" festival. Story here: Twitter Suspends Steven Crowder for Violating ‘Hateful Conduct’ Terms So I'm wondering what others here think of this trend, frequently referred to as "no platforming" (i.e. default denial of an individual right to express views publicly on the basis of those views being deemed as either hate speech, inherently offensive, or irredeemably bigoted). It's becoming fairly open in the US to try to forbid or sideline conservative speech, particularly mockery of Progressive/Leftist views or behavior. Loz & I discussed the related 'postmodernism' issue to a slight degree, but I know that there are a variety of nationalities & countries of residence here so I was curious to know what others thought. EDIT - addendum: apparently the political group "Britain First" (which I thought was affiliated with the National Front but per wiki are open fascists) have been banned from FaceBook.