Timothy Garton Ash on Free Speech

In the war of fake news versus facts, here's what the next battle should be



Timothy Garton Ash delineates the history of free speech from Ancient Athens to today, .. and its importance today. 

His advice is (among others):

Outside China, the US is the world’s leading digital trendsetter while the EU is its leading norm-setter. Put together the trendsetter and the norm-setter, add a bunch of other leading democracies, and you have a combination of market and regulatory power to which even His Digital Highness must bow.

Also interesting: Ash's recent book on Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World