Free-speech groups defend publication of Milo Yiannopoulos memoir

In the face of pressure for Simon & Schuster to drop the far-right star’s book Dangerous in the US, campaigners say that stifling him will have ‘a chilling effect’A boycott of far-right controversialist Milo Yiannopoulos’s publisher Simon & Schuster will have “a chilling effect” on authors and publishers and will not prevent the spread of “noxious ideas”, according to free-speech campaigners.Led by the National Coalition Against Censorship, eight groups have issued a statement criticising the backlash over his $250,000 (£203,000) book deal as the latest attempt to stifle books likely to cause offence. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos labels low sales figures of Dangerous memoir 'fake news'

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