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12 Oct 2022, 1200 hrs

Balancing Free Speech and Political Correctness on Social Media

While political correctness aims to protect the human and civic rights of particular groups within society, it has also been seen as a politicised weapon to silence and cancel opposing ideas. In an age where a social media post could unintentionally lead to career-ending consequences and social suicide, has PC culture led to over-censorship? At what point does society’s focus on political correctness infringe on free speech? How can we distinguish between controversial ideas and malicious bigotry, and what is the best way to strike the balance?

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Speakers

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
The Jakarta Post, Indonesia
Bharatiya Janata Party - Youth Wing, India
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany
Facts for Friends, Germany