Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 3 weeks ago

Is it just me or does anyone else think it's scary that when free speech is mentioned it's immediately met with "hate speech but"?

I don't care if you hate speech. If free speech was only about defending the speech you agreed with, we wouldn't need it. 

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Most people think freedom of speech is freedom to say what they like regardless of the law. It isn't. Tell lies about people, spread false rumours, incite hatred etc and you soon find yourself on the wrong side of the law. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    On the other hand, freedom of speech is not the same as freedom from consequences, someone having the right to express themselves does not mean people have to accept or agree with their statement

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