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Old 10-25-2018, 07:37 PM   #90
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That one is kind of dumb I'll grant you and I don't agree with it. In the UK at least the laws are generally against "hate speech" - ie if it's reasonable to assume it would incite people to violence. A bit nebulous and open to abuse but there you go.

Generally though I find the American "we have freedom of speech and you guys don't!" ridiculous. I mean you guys have libel/slander laws same as we do for example - those ban saying certain things. I doubt someone on the streets of New York advocating for joining Isis is gonna go unmolested by the authorities either, even though they're just speaking. We all agree that freedom of speech is not absolute, different countries just differ on the details. At least Europe isn't in denial about it and doesn't pretend it has absolute freedom of speech.
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