Jordan Peterson: ‘Criminalising offensive speech is a cure worse than the disease.’

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Jordan B Peterson has described the United Kingdom’s assault on free speech as “terrifying,” warning there are consequences to criminalising speech that are worse than we can imagine.

 

In a segment hosted by BBC Question Time, the Canadian professor warned: “There are increasing restrictions put on people’s ability to speak forthrightly and the consequences of that restriction and the criminalisation of what hypothetically constitutes as offensive speech is going to be a cure that’s so much more worse than the disease that we can hardly imagine it…”

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