I found out about this group https://www.atheistsforliberty.org/
As best I can tell, only knowing of them for 18 hours, is they are a right wing/conservative group. But hey, one of their facebook links was to CFI, so, cool. Another of their facebook posts was this
Kind of unfair to debate a dead man, but I think Hitchens is making debate points here, that is, winning the debate, but not being logical, at least not all the time. The tag line that the above group quoted was, “To whom do you award the right to decide which speech is harmful or who is the harmful speaker?”
He answers it rhetorically and then shows the problems with his bad answer. He answers it as if the only choice is to assign it to a small group of men who can disappear truth down a memory hole. Like, duh, don’t do that Hitch! The correct answer is first, when talking about speech, where it is said is as important as what. As he points out, we can’t know what the “bad words” are to ban from school books if there isn’t a list of those words somewhere to reference. You don’t hand “Catcher in the Rye” to a 2nd grader, but, by the end of secondary school, you should at least be aware of it and have the choice to check it out.
The answer “to whom” is, someone who has a boss, who has oversight, who can be fired from their jobs, who are reviewed by people that everyone can elect. All the information on all decisions must be public. These anti-anti-speech groups are good at suggesting we tear things down, without thinking about how we built what we have.