the Artist and the host of the show, Alexander Bard, has received a kick from the channel TV4. The american production company behind the ”Talent” seems to finally have had enough of the Bards work and a rough provprat on Twitter. A threat to freedom of expression, the mean of the votes of the right. In a decision that should have come a long way in the past, say the voices from the left.
at the risk of getting svengelska tweets slung at me by the aforementioned artist, it is up to private companies like TV4, and their partners, to decide what is best for their brand. Freedom of expression does not stand or fall with that of a celebrity falling out of a family program.
if you are really interested about the threat to freedom of expression ought rather to follow the developments in the united states.
Dataanalytikern David Shor, who previously worked in president Barack Obama's campaign, was fired from his job after an angry mob of anti-racist activists have claimed that he has expressed racism and anti-blackness”. The reason for this? Shor tweeted out a us study that showed that Democrats lost support during the 60's, the violent demonstrations.
Why, Shor split, the post was pretty self-evident. The presidential election is approaching and he is worried about, apparently for the last time, the violence in american cities, can only be Donald Trump for a favor in the november elections. However, it disagreed with the progressives, colleagues, and fans, who immediately went on the attack, and contacted his employer. Not even an apology was enough, Shor was high.
Grupptänkandet as a driver of the digital mob, does not seem to allow for any tolerance of divergent points of view.
Previously, in June, ended up in the New York Times is under fire following the publication of a controversial op-ed piece by a conservative senator, Tom Cotton. He called on The to send in the military, in the violent upploppsmakare. You can probably guess what happened next. Social media has exploded with fury, and, surprisingly enough, was also massive criticism from within the magazine.
It didn't matter that the NYT apologized for the publication. The drivers had said to her: the Release, threatened not only the security of its citizens, but also to the employees of the newspaper. The paper's political editor, who was responsible for the publication, got to clean out his office and leave.
in A culture is a devastating blow for public debate. The parts of the scientific research carried out in social media can be to lose your job, and not even the editors, who have the task of contributing to the åsiktsbredd in the public debate, you can feel safe and secure. Grupptänkandet as a driver of the digital mob, does not seem to allow for any tolerance of divergent points of view.
This can only result in a timid and intellectually watered-down used, in which no one dares to say a word that's likely to go against the grain.
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