posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 02:33 PM
So first things first, people take note : This thread isn't about the policy of ATS regarding freedom of speech. So please do not use this
thread to vent some personal frustration about how S.O manages his site.
What is this thread about? Freedom of speech obviously.
There is currently a thread in the boards question section which sparked my interest because of the many interpretations regarding freedom of speech.
So it raised a few questions :
Since when does freedom of speech imply that you have to be an American to enjoy this right and or privilege.
I have seen a few members here linking it directly to the constitution which means absolutely nothing for us none Americans,still I to have the right
to say what I want, and more importantly when I want.
This is a follow up on my first question but is the term "freedom of speech" geographical locked to America? This is for my American friends, when
you hear the phrase freedom of speech do you feel this is a right given to you by your amendments/constitution.
Now, the most important question
Does your right automatically turn into a privilege because you are accessing a privately owned website/content?
And if so, why? A privately owned company can enforce their own rules. But can they deny you your right?
Apart from kicking you out sort to speak, what legal basis does a privately owned company have?
I'm sure my questions will follow.
I'm very interested in reading what you guys think.