Four Versions of Free Speech—Five if You Count the Troll’s Version

The Death of Socrates

I like to think my idea of free speech is the one true version, but I know there are many competing concepts. Here are the most popular four, plus a fifth that has a very tiny but very vocal following:

  1. Classic free speech: Censorship by the government (aka public censorship) and censorship by the rich (aka private censorship) are both wrong. We all…

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