Thursday, June 16, 2005

"Unpoliced Conversation?"

Last time I checked, England still had a right of free speech similar to the US but if you read the Archbishop of Canturbury's comments about web-based media, you'd think he was an advocate for tightening some freedoms.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has criticised the new web-based media for "“paranoid fantasy, self-indulgent nonsense and dangerous bigotry." He described the atmosphere on the world wide web as a free-for-all that was "“close to that of unpoliced conversation."

Personally, I'd rather not live in a place where my conversation is "policed" so I'm happy to say that we have that freedom in the US and it's not going anywhere.

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