The opposite of thought control may be just as scary. Without being careful, Animal Farm in reverse may mean we focus so heavily on the bad, we miss the good. With a world connected so that information flows, you don't have to use bullets to tear things down. You just have to feed the hatred. Truth lies in relationships. A post-truth world would be one that tears down those connections by focusing on the divisions. Good news builds slowly. Good news is the decrease in child mortality, war, disease, and poverty we have witnessed over long time scales. I am a free speech fundamentalist. I don't think law should control words, but I do think relationships should. Words matter. We must choose them carefully.
by Bryan Caplan