Do We Demand Our Rights to Freedom or Do We Sit By?
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Do We Demand Our Rights to Freedom or Do We Sit By? published by The 1st Amender
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Posted on 2018-07-05
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After having been a part of this website, a libertarian-based blog platform, it has come to my attention that not everyone is in tune with what it means to fight for your right to free speech. It has become increasingly popular for companies and entities to force or quell your freedom of speech. If something comes off as too provocative then your rights to freedom of speech goes down the tubes.
But what rights do we have when facing a third party and not the government? Well, none. This is because the company has rights too. We can't trump our rights over the rights of those who started the company. If a company wants to start by stopping certain speech and encouraging others, that is an agenda and they have every right to push it.
So where do your personal freedoms come in? Well with regards to social networking sites not much. But what can be done is a demand. We, as individuals that vote with our presense on the site. We need to tell those developing these sites that we want a place that respects our freedoms. It isn't about the corporate entity at the end of the day. It's all about the people and whether or not people are comfortable.
There have been many sites that have stopped certain speech whether it be right wing or left wing politics, sometimes it would be a serious piece that has unsavory results based on the study. Maybe it could be something that goes against status quo or maybe it features nudity in a political plight. All in all, we have the right to demand that our websites we visit respect our rights to speech, and yet another reason why I love posting on this site.
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