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    Some of you may remember the Microdebating forum from a few years ago... if not, then welcome to a new debating style here on TSR, and one with a twist.

    Every Monday a new topic will be put up for debate, and your challenge is to get involved in the discussion, but only using up to 140 characters in each post, this post aside. Multiple posts are allowed, but no more than 2 posts in a row per person, please.

    This week's topic is related to freedom of speech, and if it should ever be restricted. So feel free to voice your opinion here, and get involved in the debate! Do you think freedom of speech should ever be restricted? When?

    Note: You can also suggest topics for later weeks if you like, just tag me into a post with your suggestion
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    Defamation, child pornography, speech that is copyrighted or trademarked, deceptive speech in a commercial setting, direct incitement of violence. Basically most of the exceptions to the US first amendment, no exception for hate-speech or offensive speech that is what free speech is meant to protect
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    The thing about this world is that there has to be limits.
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    (Original post by starfab)
    The thing about this world is that there has to be limits.
    Where do you think this limitation should stand?
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    Where do you think this limitation should stand?
    Thats where it gets tough.
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    Depends what you mean by free speech. E.g. I wouldn't call libel free speech.
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    if it should ever be restricted.
    Yes, and it is, but not the way it should.

    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    Do you think freedom of speech should ever be restricted? When?
    This topic keeps coming back so frequently it's becoming seriously boring. Besides, nobody will listen to that. The clever ones already know or will find a good answer, the less clever will always be wrong and implement their ideas.
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    (Original post by PTMalewski)
    Yes, and it is, but not the way it should.
    So what way should it be restricted instead?
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    So what way should it be restricted instead?
    I wanted to answer but I've found out that I'm unable to give satisfactory answer in the given limit of characters.
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    (Original post by PTMalewski)
    I wanted to answer but I've found out that I'm unable to give satisfactory answer in the given limit of characters.
    I challenge you to try - find a way
 
 
 
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