Freedom Of Speech Limitations

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Should there be a limit for individual expression or guidelines to public opinions? Freedom of speech has been a controversial topic for many years, it was created when democracy was established to protect the people and individual rights. Since then it has become more of an issue in modern society due to the constant action of restriction on everyday speech. It has been argued that limiting the right to express a person’s opinion could eventually cause more harm than good. Other people might disagree and argue that a set of limitations could be a positive action to eliminate the negative and violent outcomes freedom of speech creates. However, although the right to express an opinion does give the public access to different opinions, which …show more content…
The media is not just the internet or social media it is referring to different types of authors and celebrities like a journalist, book writer, blog reporter, artist, singer, model, and actor. For example, if freedom of speech and expression was revoked any type of author who would try to express their creativity in a book or article would be robbed of the freedom to be free to discuss controversial topics like politics, racism, gay rights, abortion, or even allow a book author or movie director to create scenes in his or her novel that would have sexual, profanity or graphic context. Victoria Bekiempis sates in her New York City’s War on Artists article, that to take an individual’s artistic and creative right “is like saying to somebody 'yes, you can express your view on the Obama administration, but only away from other people '” (2). If the right to express and state an opinion out loud or on paper is ripped away it takes away the idea that the United State of America is “free” and it instead pushes the world into a dictator type of government where one must do what one sole individual thinks and not question or think differently. People ask for censor or limitations on freedom of speech and expression, but the world already has limitations on social media, musicians, actors, models, and blog reporters. Any person who is a part of the social media world has seen something like the following policy rules of Facebook: “You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user. You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence”. (2) Whether the limitations are strongly enforced is another issue because in that case it is not that the world needs more limitations on freedom of speech and

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