The latest right-wing social media platform touting its free speech credentials has some notable exceptions to those freedoms – swearing and porn.
A selection of predictably hysterical and ill-informed British TV documentaries and discussion shows from the height of the Video Nasty moral panic.
The latest academic anti-porn study is full of holes, misinformation, scaremongering and supposition – don’t be fooled.
Remembering the time when tomorrow’s fish and chip wrappers contained yesterday’s films.
Provocative documentaries about forbidden culture, from the days when Channel 4 was still a credible and daring broadcaster.
The silencing of dissent – and why more government powers to control speech are the last thing we need.
The ignoble desire to find every old movie offensive and dangerous is the classic sign of the censorial belief that you know better than everyone else.
The class war raging behind every call for ‘something to be done’ about the dubious pleasures of the great unwashed.
The UK government’s sudden and selective embrace of free speech is a little hard to swallow.
The tunes considered too dangerous and subversive to be played on national radio during Desert Storm.
Remembering the revolutionary, rebellious and defiant publisher of Hustler, free speech icon and thorn in the side of religious and political hypocrites.
The Critical Drinker’s passionate defence of the art of yesterday, no matter how much it clashes with current ideas.