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Poll: University students want less free speech

A survey of university students in Britain reveals that they are increasingly becoming more opposed to free speech and conservative views, the Daily Mail reports.

The survey, conducted by Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), found that 36% of students believe professors should be fired if they offend the views of students. This is more than double the percentage of students (15%) who held the same opinion in HEPI’s 2016 survey.

As well, 39% of students believe that universities should ban all speakers that some students consider controversial, up from 16% in 2016.

And 86% of students believe that trigger warnings should be put on material that might cause some students to be upset, up from 68% in 2016

READ: Now students call for LESS free speech… and one in ten wants to BAN Tory party from campuses, study shows

So what kind of material could potentially cause meltdowns in students, you ask.

Earlier this year, Scotland’s University of the Highlands and Islands put a trigger warning on Ernest Hemmingway’s book, The Old Man and the Sea because it contains “graphic scenes of fishing.” READ: University warns woke students that Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel Old Man and the Sea contains graphic scenes … of FISHING

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