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Should Governments Ever Limit Free Speech?
Limitless free speech allows the spread of false and dangerous information.
Perpetuation of climate change denial could have dire consequences.
Limitless free speech allows people uneducated on a subject to form rushed, wrong and misleading arguments about that subject.
Limitless free speech in this form could lead to individuals and society as a whole to be misled about important issues.
At one point in time, the Earth was thought to be the center of the universe, and any other ideas would be considered "false and dangerous".
It also allows the spread of factual and true information to counter it. Free speech does not take sides.
By having people spread such untrue information (like creationism or negationism, for example), they ridicule themselves when faced by specialists or people that demonstrate they are wrong and therefore stop the spreading of this kind of ideology.
The path to finding truth often involves being wrong. While it is immoral to intentionally spread mistruth, the difficulty lies in determining what truth is. We all might be wrong, and without the ability to speak, we may never determine what is actually truth.