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Old 15 February 2018, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter View Post
I've seen a lot of people who keep invoking free speech as a shield from any repercussions after saying something like there's a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement of a pizza place.
I’ve seen them too, and it’s manipulative and maddening for them to try to blur the lines between protected speech and speech that incites violence or threatens. But I think the way to fight that is to be very clear about the definitions. You do have a right to be a jerk, and say racist bs, and be an awful person in general. You don’t have the right to, say, publish the home address of abortion providers and their families in the hopes that someone will hurt them (Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette Inc. v. American Coalition of Life Activists, 290 F.3d 1058 (9th Cir. 2002). Those delineations are extremely important, imo, especially as people try to push the boundaries.
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