This week’s topic is particularly close to my heart.
As you may already be aware, I recently announced my candidacy to be your next Mayor of London and one of my foremost policies is Freedom Of Speech.
The fight for Digital Freedom of Speech has been thrown into sharp relief during 2020 as social media technology giants, regulators and governments get involved in what citizens can say online.
Free Speech and a Free Press are the most basic civil rights, which have been guaranteed for hundreds of years, and are fundamental to the democratic process. Wars have been fought over it, and people have died to protect these unalienable rights.
I believe we all have the right to make up our own minds, to think about what we like, to say what we think, and most importantly to share our ideas with other people. Ideas, after all, are the currency of the present.
In today’s episode, I will be talking about why my beliefs around Freedom of Speech and the importance of broadcasting unedited, unscripted, uncensored content, as well as highlighting why the fight for Digital Freedom of Speech is so important.
With incredible guests including John Cleese, Lord Michael Farmer and Dave Rubin all talking passionately and eloquently about their views on Freedom of Speech and the role of Silicon Valley tech giants as the self-appointed, de facto new censors, I am excited to share with you today’s episode and invite you to join the fight for these most basic rights.Our Most Fundamental & Crucial Human Right
This week I’m particularly keen to hear your thoughts on:Do you think Censorship is wrong and why? Who fact checks the “Fact Checkers”? Do you think as an adult you have the right to consume any information you want? Do you trust social media companies to tell the truth? Do we need better leadership?