Al Murray: Social media ‘mob mentality’ threatens free speech

Comedian Al Murray has criticised the “mob mentality” on social media for attacking free speech. Murray, known as his politically incorrect alter-ego the Pub Landlord, said people are “weaponising” their anger if they take offence at something in the public domain. He cited the example of Daniel O’Reilly, whose Dapper Laughs character attracted a slew of negative headlines after his content was deemed to be sexist and offensive. O’Reilly later said he felt bullied into killing off the character last year when footage was broadcast from a gig in which…

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