The term "free speech" actually doesn't appear in the letter. Rowling, Weiss and Singal's conception of open debate differs strongly from Boylan's and Valdvia's, which obviously affects how people view the letter itself. Valdivai's message explains this directly. No one involved in this project has bothered to address her points directly.

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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