Hmmm… Forbes deletes an opinion column after librarians complain about the column

After much backlash, Forbes appears to have pulled an article saying libraries have no value.

Source: Forbes deleted an op-ed arguing that Amazon should replace libraries — Quartz

Librarians used to be the front line arguing for freedom of speech, but apparently only for speech they agree with. Forbes deleted the column after librarians complained about the column’s content.

The response to speech we do not like is more speech, not censorship.

That librarians would advocate censorship of speech is disturbing.

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