Left-Wing Drexel Professor Who Opposes Free Speech Has His Curtailed
Publisher: The Intercept
Date Written: 14/10/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21494
Outspoken Drexel University associate professor George Ciccariello-Maher has been put on-leave by his employer, stiring the debate about academic freedom and free speech.
Ciccariello-Maher's Twitter feed is a long litany of provocative statements - ranging from admitting he wanted to "vomit" when a student offered a seat to a soldier to his recent claims that gun control was irrelevant to the Las Vegas shooting because it was in fact the result of "white supremacist patriarchy."
He doesn't even particularly mind people assaulting white nationalist activists like Richard Spencer. He has also called for police officers to be killed, encouraged people to riot, and endorsed vigilante mass murder.
These social media missives are often highlighted in right-wing media, which sets off a stream of abuse and invective toward Ciccariello-Maher.