What Are the US Laws Concerning Free Speech on Social Media?
What are the US laws concerning free speech on social media?You can't be arrested for something you posted on social media. There's no law on the books about that. It's covered by the First Amendment.If you've been arrested in connection with social media, call an attorney immediately.â â â â â âWhy are liberals so against free speech that challenges their beliefs?My experience is that liberals are far more concerned about violence than about limiting speech that does not align with their views. The recognition that many people have been emotionally and/or physically harmed much of their lives, that the restricted opportunities afforded them have shaped their destiny means a great deal to liberals because we are all (from every point of view) in this together. I do not support speech that instigates violence on either side. I do not like exclusionary speech. I have many friends all across the political spectrum and maintain my friendships. We talk politics and science and disagree.If we are going to heal our nation, we start with "Do no harm. " It would be great if we could get to the point of "Love one another." Every human being deserves respect and dignity because of our common humanity; I do not respect the acts of some that polarize, deceive and destroyâ â â â â âWhat is your opinion of Twitter tagging the Trump tweet with a fact-checking warning? Is that "stifling free speech" as the president says?Twitter is a private company whose platform is used by millions of people worldwide including Trump.Trump has no Control over private companies. Frankly when Trump attacks people by spreading misinformation and disinformation including conspiracy theories like Joe Scarborough killed off a former Congressional Aid, it means to say you can have free speech but there is a price to pay for your words. Twitter did not block Trump they checked him by saying Trump is a lying, conspiracy spreading theorist as well as spreading misinformation and saying on anyone who is his target.Free speech has its price. You can yell fire in a crowded theaters but you will pay a price for your incitementâ â â â â âWhy can't Muslims handle free speech?Muslims can not handle free speech? What would the reaction be if you replaced Mohammad with Jesus Christ as a result of the Bush administration's terror and support of terror in the name of Christianity? There would be much more protests than there are over what the pope actually said. You need to step back and take in what this man actually said. He is putting down an entire religion and it's followers for political purposes. He should be ashamed of himself.â â â â â âDo you think this sounds like free speech?"Freedom of speech" is a legal matter. The stigma you receive for saying what you wish comes from violating social norms, which are not laws. You are largely free to say what you want, but you are also free to accept the consequences when you do. There are some consequences for saying what you wish in venues such as places of employment, but once again, these are not laws, they are company policies. Companies are welcome to make rules about what types of speech they allow because they are capitalistic enterprises who need to create a harmonious environment for their employees if they hope to turn a profit. This is because employment is a voluntary association that an individual enters into willingly. If you do not like the rules, you do not have to work there. The actual gray area here is in government institutions which, curiously, you do not mention. A better argument would be one that suggests that we should be able to speak freely in public schools, but we all know we are not .â â â â â âWhy does absolute free speech not exist in Canada?Because it does not exist anywhere. Absolute free speech is classic Utopian Nonsense. Advocating untrammeled and complete freedom from consequences for speech is the kind of nonsense only university dorm twits and their correlates with means to avoid consequences come up withâ â â â â âDo you agree with free speech?Full freedom of speech, as some people claim to want, requires people being allowed to share child pornography. Pornography is, after all, speech. And you can not ban child pornography without restricting the speech that is allowed.Most "free speech advocates" in my experience do not want free speech. They want Freeze Peach - or the freedom to gag any listeners and prevent those listeners from telling them to stop being offensive jerks. The right to tell someone they are being offensive is an utterly necessary part of free speech.But as a baseline, free speech is a good thing. Of course of the crooked timber of humanity was no straight thing ever made and I fully agree that restrictions on things including child porn are necessary