Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor in chief of Reason Magazine, joins Mary Katharine Ham on this episode of Federalist Radio to discuss a long week of arguments over free speech, hate speech, and the anxiety-driven social media virtue signaling.
“You cannot let the government regulate speech, even when it is yucky because the next government might think your speech is yucky. That’s it. It’s a very simple idea,” Mangu-Ward.
Why is it that our of our Facebook friends, who are not public figures, are writing virtue signally posts this week as if it’s mandatory? “There is this idea that folks who are just posting on Facebook have an obligation to put out a statement, essentially which is what many are asking, on all of their social media platforms to avoid accusation.” Ham said.
Mangu-Ward also shares her views on genetically modified foods and the overhyped anticipation for the eclipse.