Free speech v free speech

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Jor­dan Peter­son, the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­ogy and free speech fire­brand, has been ac­cused of his own “at­tempt to chill free speech”. Kate Manne, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of phi­los­o­phy at Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity, and Vox re­ceived a li­bel no­tice from Pro­fes­sor Peter­son’s lawyer in June af­ter an in­ter­view dis­cussing his work. The no­tice de­manded an apol­ogy and the re­moval of “defam­a­tory” con­tent such as “[Pro­fes­sor

Peter­son says] some re­ally eye­brow-rais­ing, au­thor­i­tar­ian-sound­ing, and even cruel things,” In­side Higher Ed re­ported. “Peter­son’s threat to sue me for defama­tion for ex­press­ing my opin­ions about his book was, I be­lieve, a clas­sic at­tempt to chill speech,” said

Dr Manne.

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