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If I had 1 cent for every time someone misunderstood or misrepresented 'the right' to freedom of speech, I would be richer than Elon Musk.

padib said:

violation of the right to freedom of speech

Could you explain how you feel this is related to Twitter?

Because the right to freedom of speech that people keep bringing up does not work the way they think.

Not only does it specifically apply to censorship, interference and restraint by the government, in the U.S. constitution.
And Twitter is not the government. Nor is VGChartz.
But even the protections from the government is restricted by time, place and manner. It always has been.

The Supreme Court of the United States has recognized several categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment and has recognized that governments may enact reasonable time, place, or manner restrictions on speech. The First Amendment's constitutional right of free speech, prevents only government restrictions on speech, not restrictions imposed by private individuals or businesses unless they are acting on behalf of the government.

To my knowledge, since language was invented there has never been any civilization where people could say whatever they want, with no consequences.

Last edited by Hiku - on 05 April 2022