Author Archives: Stephen Knight

Taking The Myth – November 2018 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. They cover: The release of Aisia Bibi, The Grenfell Tower effigy arrests, Waitrose editor quitting over vegan comments, Astrology, nationalism, patriotism, and much, much more! Also, the ASLAN Awards!

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Ep#127 – Panel: How has the political climate divided the ‘atheist community’?

This week The #GSPodcast brings you full audio of the Mythcon V panel: How Has The Political Climate Divided The Atheist Community? Featuring: Armoured Skeptic, Jaclyn Glenn, Vadim Newquist (aka, Creationist Cat) David Smalley
Moderated by: Stephen Knight

Watch Stephen Knight debrief the conference on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpUiS7B4rmQ

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The Grenfell effigy joke video is sick. So is a society that arrests people for it

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Back in June 2017, the British public watched in horror as a North Kensington Tower block went up in flames. 72 people died as a result of the accidental fire, the majority of which were ethnic minorities. This terrible tragedy has since been weaponised as a political football and understandably provokes a lot of emotional response from the general public.

As Guy Fawkes celebrations were in full swing in the UK, it was reported that a group of men had created and burned a card mock-up of the Grenfell Tower block. This was then filmed and posted on the internet.

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Twitter is Sending Legal Warnings About Islam Tweets

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Running a globally successful social network such as Twitter can be tricky business. On the one hand, you want people to think you are the ‘free speech wing of the free speech party’, yet on the other hand there are some complicated international laws to navigate.

In case you are one of those tedious types who thinks it’s even remotely interesting to remind people that “Twitter is a private company and they can do what they want”, save your breath. I know.

Now that’s out of the way, perhaps we can talk about the implications of Twitter’s approach to free expression. Private business or otherwise, we should not underestimate the influence Twitter has on politics, news and society. In fact, what is said on Twitter often IS the news. And as a result, we should be able to discuss whether a leading facilitator of global communication supports free expression or does not.

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Taking The Myth – October 2018 Edition

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. They cover: The Battle of Ideas conference, consent classes, ‘rape culture’, Rod Liddle’s Sunday Times Comments, Tommy Robinson, Sajid Javid’s ‘Asian paedophiles’ Tweet, Ed Husain and much, much more! Also, the ASLAN Awards!

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