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Should Governments Ever Limit Free Speech?
Free speech is necessary to determine truth from falsehood.
Government-spread falsehoods can be countered by citizen-spread truths.
Manipulative speech works to subvert the value of free speech while its nefarious effects are protected by the tenements of free speech in good faith. Most people do not have the required skill set to discern manipulative speech from good faith speech.
Truth can be subjective
, which allows for skepticism and a lack of trust within tribal ideologies. People will believe what they want to validate their opinions and if unchecked these versions of "truth" will spread like wild fire through people who are like minded.
Truth is always assumed by those who believe it. Free speech is unable to protect scientific-based truths from mass or mob beliefs.
Protected free speech includes protecting the right to lie.