censorship and the freedom of speech Is it right for tech platforms to make executive decisions as to what the public sees? From inciting violence, hate speech and distasteful opinions, what is the outcome of not understanding that which is in the shadows of our society? Is censorship simply sweeping the unpalatable under the rug? We have seen how censorship has backfired with a surge of negative publicity that has sold the book or ideology. Does prohibition work? When we prohibit opinion does it turn underground, become defensive and aggressive under the threat? What is the balance? Is censorship another symptom of our addiction to control? Can we control what people say? Come and utilise the collective intelligence of group discussion.