Free speech was under fire in 2022 | Opinion

Nico Perrino
Detroit News

Excerpt: The constituency for principled free speech advocacy grew smaller in 2022.

It was never that big in the first place. However, in recent years, free speech advocates benefited from a marriage of convenience with conservatives justifiably concerned about their side being censored in higher education, the media and by Big Tech. But now, some conservatives see “wokism” as a greater threat — and censorship an expedient tool to combat it.