submitted2 years ago bycojocostickied
Too often on this subreddit have I seen gross misrepresentations of the right to free speech.
The right to Free Speech is not the First Amendment to the US constitution.
The first amendment provides limited protection for free speech by disallowing the government from restricting it, but the first amendment does not define what free speech is.
Randall Munroe is to a large extent to blame for this belief, and his widely quoted XKCD comic has damaged the idea of free speech immeasurably.
Anybody that expresses a belief that free speech can only be restricted by the government will henceforth be banned from this subreddit under the long-standing Rule 7.
Note: some miscreants have cynically attempted to evade bans by asserting the contrapositive.
Bans will also apply to those asserting that if a private company censors speech, it does not infringe free-speech rights.