Stagger Lee

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As usual, mixing a couple concepts. There’s never been any such thing as totally free speech to begin with AND there is no Free Speech on a private network . . because . . wait for it . . its private. Interesting to watch small government-types wrestle with that. Also, false speech has been actionable since before the US existed

“Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment (and therefore may be restricted) include obscenity, fraud, child pornography, speech integral to illegal conduct, speech that incites imminent lawless action, speech that violates intellectual property law, true threats, and commercial speech such as advertising. Defamation that causes harm to reputation is a tort and also an exception to free speech.

Along with communicative restrictions, less protection is afforded for uninhibited speech when the government acts as subsidizer or speaker, is an employer, controls education, or regulates the mail, airwaves, legal bar, military, prisons, and immigration.”

the point of the 1st Amendment is to keep the government from controlling POLITICAL speech (dissent)