/r/FreeSpeech

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This is a subreddit for news and discussion about freedom of speech and voting rights from all around the world.

This is a subreddit for news and discussion about freedom of speech and voting rights from all around the world.

It also has rules

Do not submit:

 1. Offtopic content
 2. Shitposts
 3. Boring reddit stuff
 4. Posts without the point in the title
 5. Duplicates, or too often  

If you face posting delays, please message modmail to become an approved submitter.

Article 19 - UDHR

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

 

Relevant subreddits:

/r/AnythingGoesNews uncensored news
/r/undelete content removed from reddit
/r/HailCorporate covert advertising on reddit
/r/FirstAmendment not all there is to it
/r/GovernmentOppression not uncommon
/r/Censorship discussion of censorship
/r/privacy emphasis on technology
/r/WikiLeaks journalism at its finest
/r/LegalNews US and international law
/r/Tor Anonymous browsing
/r/CyberLaws Technology and the law
/r/aaronswartz Reddit founder, open data advocate
/r/snowden News about Edward Snowden and Prism
/r/reinstatearticle8 Fight UK censorship
/r/altnewz Uncensored news
/r/HumanRights Human Rights

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Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to incite fear of China vaccines

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-covid-propaganda/

The U.S. military launched a clandestine program amid the COVID crisis to discredit China’s Sinovac inoculation – payback for Beijing’s efforts to blame Washington for the pandemic. One target: the Filipino public. Health experts say the gambit was indefensible and put innocent lives at risk.

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2024/06/22
00:15 UTC

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Israeli forces rearrest Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Aziz Dweik, less than a week after releasing him.

https://www.newarab.com/news/israel-re-arrests-palestinian-parliament-speaker-aziz-dweik

Dweik was released on 13 June after originally being arbitrarily detained in October.

He was held in military detention in the Negev desert for six months, which was later extended by Israeli authorities.

The Palestinian Prisoners' Club accused the Israeli authorities last week of medical neglect, stating Dweik had not received appropriate treatment while in detention and was not able to have his family visit him.

In December, Dweik suffered from both anaemia and haemoglobin deficiency as a result of his diabetes.

0 Comments
2024/06/21
19:29 UTC

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Zionists accost Orthodox Jews in a gross anti-Semitic display of speech intolerance. FWIW: this is the behavior pro-Pals advocates are often accused of w/little evidence to show for it.

5 Comments
2024/06/21
12:59 UTC

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Very cool guide of what not to do in Qatar

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2024/06/21
10:52 UTC

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Why are rules in this sub selectively enforced?

The mod bans someone here for blocking someone else.

But /u/ab7af has blocked me for a long time. I've reported it multiple times. He's still not banned from this sub.

Why is that?

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2024/06/21
09:24 UTC

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Reporter exposes Ted Cruz corruption, twitter deletes report.

https://www.newsweek.com/ted-cruz-documents-leak-everything-we-know-1914631

On Tuesday, Capitol Press congressional reporter Pablo Manríquez published a series of what he said were "briefing documents on Ted Cruz donors" on X, formerly Twitter, before they were deleted from the platform with a message saying they had "violated the X Rules."

The papers appeared to have been written for Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, ahead of upcoming meetings and contained information about various potential donors' families and professional backgrounds, political interests, and past donations. Manríquez posted unredacted photos of the documents, which also included personal information such as addresses and telephone numbers.

6 Comments
2024/06/21
03:01 UTC

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Columbia University will now mandate that all new students and faculty go through an orientation that states anti-Zionism is antisemitism. The plan, which was not announced in any direct communications by Columbia, was revealed by an Israeli newspaper article

12 Comments
2024/06/21
02:21 UTC

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X boss Elon Musk softens 'go f--- yourself' comment as he tries to woo advertisers back

0 Comments
2024/06/20
21:48 UTC

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[cancel culture] genocide professor update

1 Comment
2024/06/20
21:04 UTC

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Secret societies are dangerous if you have to swear by your life that you will not betray the order. This stifles free speech and threatens potential whistle blowers

6 Comments
2024/06/20
19:39 UTC

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Why has the idea of “unpopular opinion=violent speech” become so commonplace?

During a discussion with another user, I shared my opinion that free speech is meant to protect unpopular opinions, ideas that perhaps not everyone will agree with. I can only speak to how I understood this user’s responses, and not to the intention, but I found it concerning that my belief that unpopular, nonviolent opinions concerning the current political climate should be allowed to exist was compared to the idea of one being entitled to force one’s self upon another, harass individual at one’s leisure, and engage in “non consensual conversations.” I found this ridiculous and insulting to say the least because this person seemed to be referencing SA. Of course, since we are communicating on a site owned by a company, there is no legal obligation to allow users to share their opinions. However, I think that even though no legal obligation exists, allowing these unpopular ideas promotes a healthy environment as long as these ideas aren’t promoting violence. I find myself encountering more and more people, both online and in person, who would happily silence people who disagree with them rather than engage in civil discourse. My question is: what has caused this change in thinking? The world didn’t feel like this 5, 10 years ago. It feels like we are becoming more and more divided the longer this goes on.

37 Comments
2024/06/20
19:17 UTC

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Congress’ Antisemitism Efforts Mask a Broader Assault on Free Speech | Common Dreams

If Congress wants to seriously address antisemitism, then it must stop wasting time debating bills and holding hearings that censor criticism of foreign governments.

https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/antisemitism-free-speech

1 Comment
2024/06/20
14:21 UTC

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Single place to track all hypocrits

Is there a single website or somewhere that tracks the hypocritical actions and statements of politicians? I constantly see both D's and R's whining about this. How about a directory of politicians, then you zoom in on an individual and can see quotes and votes that conflict with one another.

7 Comments
2024/06/20
13:13 UTC

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Banning p*rn protects free speech

21 Comments
2024/06/20
01:50 UTC

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Just Came Across this Self-Parody of a Sign

11 Comments
2024/06/19
23:58 UTC

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