Why No-Platforming Is Sometimes a Justifiable Position

An invitation to speak at a prestigious venue confers credibility: That is why, sometimes, no-platforming is appropriate

Aeon Magazine
May 28 · 6 min read
Demonstrations against the appearance of conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro at the UC Berkeley campus in September 2017. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

By Neil Levy

The discussion over no-platforming is often presented as a debate between proponents of free speech, who think that the only…

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