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This Weeks Discussion Theme: Consoom fREEEEE speech

In this weekly, we consooom fREEEEEE speech. Most rationally-minded people see the importance of free speech. So much so that many countries consider it a God-given right or argue it is a fundamental human right. Ideally, free speech means no limitations on what can be said. We know that ideal comes with many ‘buts’ some examples of this include “shouting fire in a crowded theater”, the use of “fighting words”, the use of misinformation (fake news), denial or historical revision of certain events, “indecent use or expressions of speech” like pornography or “hate speech”. There are two prime regulators of speech, that is people (what is socially acceptable) and the Government (what is by law legal or illegal). These two censors sometimes align but often feel at odds with one another. The internet is largely seen as the circumventor of both censors enabling the idealistic form of free speech. In recent years the internet has strayed far away from the idealistic form of free speech largely due to the centralization of the internet where big tech actively works with Governments to combat and censor what they deem not acceptable forms of speech. Some see this censorship as a good thing and in some cases it is. However arguably most of this censorship truly appears malevolent. In this weekly we ask where is the fine line between free speech and unacceptable speech? Should all speech be allowed in the idealistic form of free speech or is it truly a complicated matter where we can’t have free speech in its idealistic form?

Discussion ideas:

  • What does “free speech” really mean, what does it look like, and how is it supposed to work in society?
  • Do you consider yourself a free speech absolutist?
  • Where do you draw the line on what “speech”, or “forms of speech” shouldn’t be allowed? In other words when should speech not be free of consequence?

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