The Perils of Facebook's 'Hateful Meme' Competition

Social media was supposed to usher in a new era of freedom of expression worldwide, eliminating government censorship. Instead, the web has not only entrenched that censorship, but granted a handful of companies nearly absolute control over what constitutes "truth" and "acceptable ideas" online. Facebook's new "hateful memes" initiative is a case in point, reminding us just how quickly Silicon Valley is moving to redefine our concept of free speech.

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