week 8

My favorite article was “taking down bigots with their own weapons is sweet, satisfying and Very, Very wrong.” The question is, how much intervention are we allowed before we hamper free speech. If someone says something bigoted, are we allowed to expose them? Is exposing them a practice of our free speech? During this summer, there was a contest held in Texas to see which cartoonist could best depict Mohamed. This sparked a shooting. Immediately, the shooters were held responsible. But, should we have also held the cartoonists and event organizers responsible as well? It sort of addresses the same question.

On a side note, after reading about “ISIS twitter,” I wonder what our ability to control, monitor and intercept has been. It seemed like the person who wrote the article had a pretty good idea of how to navigate and receive messages. To what extent does our government involve itself in that process?