Freedom of Speech
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Taking the occurrence in Pakistan back in 2012 as an example, where more than 50 people were murdered, inclusive the U.S. ambassador to Libya, we can see a clear example of where freedom of speech got completely misinterpreted and had a tragic ending. The mainly reason was a hateful Youtube video made in the United States about Islam.
"The world is shaken by the depravity of fanatics who have committed acts of insult against the faith of over 1.5 billion Muslims. We strongly condemn these offensive acts, whether it involves the production of a film, the publication of cartoons, or indeed any other acts of insult and provocation. Such acts can never be justified as freedom of speech or expression." - quote by the Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Taking this quote in consideration, we can easily relate it to two very recent events in Europe. The shooting in France and Denmark, where freedom of speech took many innocent's lives and shocked the whole world.
So the question here is: To what extent is freedom of speech is a good thing?
The case here is that we are not only using our right of freedom of speech just to express or inform our opinions towards rape, drugs or murder, as you mentioned, but also to be extremely mean towards people around us, spreading hate about religions, ethnicity, etc. Many people do not measure their words, before saying them out loud to the whole world. Especially on the internet, where anybody can be whoever they want to and say as many absurd things as they feel like saying. There are no limits anymore, and this is not only bad, but also dangerous.
How far can it go?
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Vote Placed by John95 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Even though Pro makes an excellent appeal to emotions, Con has better grammar and spelling
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