Self-described feminist banned from Twitter says platform is setting ‘dangerous’ precedent


Journalist Meghan Murphy said in an interview that aired Thursday on “Rising” that Twitter’s practice of banning users for remarks it deems offensive is a dangerous precedent after she was banned ‘

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Journalist Meghan Murphy said in an interview that aired Thursday on “Rising” that Twitter’s practice of banning users for remarks it deems offensive is a dangerous’precedent after she was banned from the platform last month.’

“I don’t want to draw a line that ends up silencing people who have political ideas, or who are talking about ideologies, or who are challenging popular discourse that has been deemed offensive,” Murphy, founder and editor of the website Feminist Current, told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball on Wednesday.’

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“This is the new public square, and they know it. They’ve created this platform that they say is a place for people to share ideas,” she said.’

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The feminist left’s ban on Mark Driscoll is absurd

The views of US preacher Mark Driscoll are outrageous, but the call from the feminist left for him to be barred from coming to Australia is just as outrageous. It goes against the liberal values that once underpinned their movement, writes Claire Lehmann.

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