But here is the nub of the tension. We do need Internet freedom. But we also need protection. Protection from vile cowardly fuckers who use this wonderful tool to hurt and abuse other people.
“Trolls” is such a sweet word – dismissive, meaningless, valueless. The tension is something I have struggled with for more than a decade. Yes, let’s keep the internet free. But how do we protect ourselves from bullying bastard, fucker, arse-holes (or Trolls if you prefer the pretty word) and from intrusive government agencies?
Producer - Broadcaster - Podcaster - Writer - exBBC Editor - exTEDx Organiser. Author "Podcasting for Journalism Students", "Podcasting for Community Organisations" and "Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia" - all available on Amazon.