Locking down Debate?
Have the convulsions of Covid-19 opened to the door to a creeping censoriousness, surveillance and authoritarianism? Are big tech companies shutting down debate and stoking conspiracy theories by excluding controversial voices, and is the technology for coronavirus surveillance and the social measures to combat it as useful as it seems? Where do we draw the line between civility and censorship, and between necessary surveillance and snooping? Are we sleepwalking into the militarisation of our streets?
- 18 November 2020 13.00–14.15 Time zone: GMT