If you head across to my own small site, you may find a post which details my anger and annoyance at the sheer, unadulterated bullshit surrounding the imprisonment of a woman with dual British/Iranian nationality. Her husband pops up with doom-laden sentences on the BBC Today programme, all about how unfair it is that the British government isn’t laying siege to Iran, in order to get his bloody wife back.
I note this because I posted the very same document on AltNewsMedia, the website for whom I write, and much to my astonishment found this morning that it had been deleted and binned.
I discovered that my post had been the subject of much disagreement after being copied across to Facebook, that Facebook had literally demanded the removal of my post before they would allow the reposting of ANM postings on the Facebook pages.
I was informed by the senior editorial staff at ANM that this was the way things were going, and that we should just suck it up, and proceed.
Is this the future? Are we to tone things down because we might, shock, horror; actually offend someone?
Whatever happened to freedom of speech?