A Joint Event of Danube Institute & MCC: The Battle in Defense of Free Speech


In September, PayPal closed three accounts of Toby Young with no explanation: his personal account, the account of the Free Speech Union (an organization he set up in 2020 to defend free speech), and the Daily Sceptic (the account of his news publishing website). He fought to restore the account, and he succeeded, but he decided not to use PayPal until the service restores all the accounts of the individuals and organizations it has closed for political reasons. The lecture seeks answers to questions such as the limits of ideology in private digital services as well as the possibilities of defending free speech nowadays.

- Toby Young, General Secretary of the Free Speech Union
- John O’Sullivan, President of the Danube Institute 
- Moderator: Boris Kalnoky, Head of Media School, MCC