When does offence become an abuse of free speech ?

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chris1989
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09 Nov 2021, 5:53 pm

I really can't comments particularly online from anonymous people that are bigoted, racist, homophobic, sexist, misogynistic, ageist, offensive to disabled people, narrow-minded to mental health, always lying and distorting the truth about something etc. People have said ''Oh just ignore them, don't look at it and don't listen those idiots.'' and that they maybe the ones who have a problem and not you because maybe just want attention themselves. But because nearly all of us are online, these things are hard to avoid.



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09 Nov 2021, 5:55 pm

Yep....that's the Internet for you---a cesspool.

It's better to hang out in the "real world" than spend all your time on the Internet.



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10 Nov 2021, 4:55 am

There's no such thing as an abuse of free speech, it's the most important right we have.


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