Free Speech can be Harmful, We Know!

This article posits that hate speech should be outlawed in the context of free speech. We agree with this characterization for a number of reasons.

  1. The majority of people making the decisions about what constitutes acceptable free speech are of the same ethnicity, white, and as such they are unaware of the ripple effect and defamation that can be caused by the speech of others.
  2. The inherent privilege granted by the bill of rights for free speech came at a time where everyone’s speech wasn’t that visible whereas now; everything anyone puts online can be seen by anyone. Free_Speech_Doesnt_Mean_Careless_Talk-_-_NARA_-_513606-1
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