Do you think freedom of expression is misusing under certain cases?

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  1. icv profile image55
    icvposted 2 years ago

    Do you think freedom of expression is misusing under certain cases?

    Why people of both sides (arguments and defends) are claiming they each of them have their freedom of expression?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Everyone has the right to express their opinion, as long as they are not calling for harm of someone else or destruction of their property.
    Both people have the right to express totally opposite opinions. And even mocking and criticizing someone is in their rights.
    Hate speech charges are actually a destruction of free speech. One side says our views our love, so their views are based on hate, hate is bad and they are bad, if they disagree with us it is because they want to hurt us, silence their speech because we think it is an attack or call for one. Now you have fascism, where whoever is politically powerful can say silence the speech of those we disagree with because we can say their views are hate, ban it. This is why calls to end hate speech are so evil - it is fascism in the name of feelings.
    And when people cannot have social change through open debate, you only leave the option of violence.

    1. icv profile image55
      icvposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your view. I loved your ending words. Yes, open and healthy debate can bring better changes in our society.

  3. Nathanville profile image94
    Nathanvilleposted 2 years ago

    In the European Union (EU) ‘Freedom of Speech’ is a Legal Right, subject to the usual legal restrictions such as slander etc.  These rights to ‘Freedom of Speech’ are enshrined under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

    However, under EU law it is also recognised that with the ‘Right’ to ‘Freedom of Speech’ comes ‘Responsibility’ e.g. as covered by the ‘Hate Speech’ laws specifically to prevent incitement to violence against minority groups e.g. Jews, Muslims and homosexuals etc., who tend to be the more vulnerable sections of Society and who (in a responsible society) need legal protection against prejudicial discrimination.  The laws governing ‘Responsibilities’ on Freedom of Speech are there specifically to discourage things like racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance against Muslims, through incitement to hate.

    Specifically, in the United Kingdom, it’s a Criminal Offence under hate speech laws to make communication which is hateful, threatening, abusive, or insulting and which targets a person on account of disability, ethnic or national origin, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or skin colour.

    However, I am aware that many outside of the EU don’t understand our ‘Hate Speech’ laws and view it as a ‘gaging’ of free speech; whereas in actual fact it’s not.   The laws are there purely to protect the vulnerable against prejudice and incitement to violence resulting from hate speech; and are not there to gag one side or another from expressing their views.  Keeping within the laws, while expressing your views isn’t that difficult (unless of course you are xenophobia or racist), it’s just a case of choosing your words carefully so as not to incite hatred.   And the bonus is that people of opposing opinions can have a more productive civilised debate rather than a destructive shouting match.

    All debates in the British Parliament are televised and freely available for viewing on YouTube, so to see how civilised political debates can be, as MPs use their Freedom of Speech responsibly (and with respect), you only need to view the videos published on YouTube.

    1. icv profile image55
      icvposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Happy to see a comment from the celebrators of freedom of speech. I always admired with some of the European Zone ideas. They gives more priority to human values. I used to saw videos of Oxford Union debate, where the freedom of expression can see

    2. Nathanville profile image94
      Nathanvilleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, yes I am proud that European philosophy is to put people before profits.


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