Free Speech : The Limits Of Freedom Of Speech

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To me Freedom of Speech is being able to say what you want, whenever you want but these days everything has become politically correct. I will explain to you what freedom of speech actually is, to what extent it is allowed, and the limits of it both online and in different countries. The definition of Freedom of Speech is the power or right to express one's opinions without censorship, restraint, or legal penalty.

When freedom of speech allowed and to what extent?

Freedom is speech is becoming very politically correct these days meaning it is becoming harder to say what you want when you want. The first amendment is a constitution that gives you the freedom to say what you want as long as you are not inciting crime, using
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Freedom of speech can also come to face with things such as copyright issues that are written into the digital millennium copyright act (DMCA). Many people believe that free speech online is the only last real hope for free speech.

In 2014 there was a real life experience of a man who was posting rude and offensive comments online about his ex wife and people were wondering if he was making threats towards her or if they were just expressing his free speech. In the first amendment your aren't protected from making true threats to anyone online or in person and this man was supposedly threatening us ex wife so she took him to court. In court the man said that the things he had been posting weren't threats but just lyrics he had been writing as he was also a rapper. After hours in court the jury came to a conclusion that what he posted were actual threats and he was sentenced to prison. I also found that among adult internet users, 40 percent of them have experienced some form of harassment, 8 percent have been physically threatened and 6 percent have been sexually harassed. I am amazed at the amount of people that have been harassed online because the world is becoming far more politically correct which I thought would have come to the conclusion of being more restricted meaning less harassment.

What are the restrictions for freedom of speech in different countries?

From a list that I found of the

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