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The right to ‘offend, shock or disturb,’ or the importance of protecting unpleasant speech

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In order to move forward as a society, we need dissenting voices; even ones that express their views in a way that may be offensive or shocking to others, however unpleasant that might be.

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Nani Jansen Reventlow

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@df_fund Director. @DoughtyStIntl Associate Tenant. @ColumbiaLaw lecturer. @bkcharvard affiliate. Human rights, strategic litigation, freedom of expression.

Berkman Klein Center Collection

Insights from the Berkman Klein community about how technology affects our lives (Opinions expressed reflect the beliefs of individual authors and not the Berkman Klein Center as an institution.)

Nani Jansen Reventlow

Written by

@df_fund Director. @DoughtyStIntl Associate Tenant. @ColumbiaLaw lecturer. @bkcharvard affiliate. Human rights, strategic litigation, freedom of expression.

Berkman Klein Center Collection

Insights from the Berkman Klein community about how technology affects our lives (Opinions expressed reflect the beliefs of individual authors and not the Berkman Klein Center as an institution.)

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