About Freedom of Speech

I was discussing this with an American friend of mine in the know.

So, basically, you don’t have the “right” to speak on a web site. You only have the *privilege* to do so. You only have the “right” to speak freely in your *own private space*. On someone else’s web space, the webmaster has ABSOLUTE power to moderate or delete down a comment. NOT change the comment of course. But delete it or mod it down.

This is to answer to some people who do not understand and they have completely misinterpret the law. The privilage can be LEGALLY taken out when the person who did the comment, did not comply with other laws (like discrimination, personal attacks etc) and/or the whatever rules of the website the owner has set.

There is a difference between your RIGHT of speech and PRIVILEGE of speech. You only have the second, in someone else’s PROPERTY.

At least, this is what I was told. 😮

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