Lecturers at UK universities are self-censoring to avoid offending Chinese students: Up to 44% of tutors say they miss topics in online lessons with 66% fearing a threat to academic freedom

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Toby Young, General Secretary of the Free Speech Union, said: “The people who deny there’s a free speech crisis in British universities often point to the fact that only a handful of academics are no-platformed each year. But that’s the tip of the iceberg. As George Orwell pointed out in the introduction to Animal Farm, the most ubiquitous form of censorship is self-censorship and we know from surveys and polls that a huge number of academics are self-censoring.”

James Gant, MailOnline, 23rd February 2022.