Title

What Does Confucius Say About Intellectual Freedom?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-20-2018

Publication Title

Intellectual Freedom Blog

Abstract

Article Excerpt: Where are the borders where intellectual freedom ends? Are there borders at all?

These questions keep me awake some nights. I know, for instance, a preponderance of demonstrably false information gathers momentum online faster than fact. If there were an easy way to eliminate online propaganda, fake news, trolling, and other forms of intellectual chicanery while not treading on the intellectual freedom or free speech of others, wouldn’t such a solution already be in effect?

(Don’t answer that. It’s rhetorical and will only make your head hurt.)

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