Allen Farrington

Allen Farrington

Allen Farrington lives in Edinburgh and has written for Areo, Merion West, and Medium. You can follow him on Twitter @allenf32.

Big Tech and Regulation—A Response to the Quillette Editors

Big Tech and Regulation—A Response to the Quillette Editors

Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter. And Facebook, Reddit, Twitch, Shopify, Snap, Stripe, Discord, and—most crushingly of all—Pinterest. This was swiftly followed by a swathe of account purges across various platforms, ostensibly on the grounds that terms of service had been violated. Bizarrely, conservatives reacted to

Allen Farrington
Allen Farrington
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Free Speech
After Academia

After Academia

I keep being invited to talk about free speech on college campuses and every time I’m invited I make the same point: that this isn’t about free speech and this is only tangentially about college campuses. This is about a breakdown in the basic logic of civilisation, and

Allen Farrington
Allen Farrington
9 min read
Education
The White Privilege of Being Black

The White Privilege of Being Black

On Tuesday, January 15, radio host David Webb interviewed civil rights attorney and CNN analyst Areva Martin on his Sirius XM show. Towards the end of their exchange, Martin accused Webb of having white privilege. Confused, Webb asked Martin to explain how he had come to have this privilege. “By

Allen Farrington
Allen Farrington
6 min read
Privilege
PewDiePie's Battle for the Soul of the Internet

PewDiePie's Battle for the Soul of the Internet

This is a story about the question of who holds power over what we can say, hear, watch and read on the internet—an increasingly urgent issue that many ordinary people have cause to think about every day. And yet the protagonist in this story, the man whose fate symbolizes

Allen Farrington
Allen Farrington
8 min read
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