”Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.” Winston S. Churchill
What many people dont understand is that democracy and free speech go hand in hand.
Censoring all criticism against what is considered politically correct is the opposite of democracy and freedom of speech.
Political correctness is acctually a sort of fascism since no criticism against its dogmas are allowed, cause the truth might sound like hate to those that hate the truth… or different opinions from their own.
10 years ago social media was to unregulated but in recent years most social media platforms, and Facebook in particular has become ridiculously intolerant with their ”politically correct” censorship.
Their more intolerant users are taking full advantage of it by trying to shut down anyone that disagrees with them.
Pure hate speech shouldn’t be allowed but they try to silence all who criticize what is considered politically correct, even when there is reason to do so.
This is the same anti-democratic fascistic censorship that the old Soviet, China or North Korea was/is practicing, the only difference is what is censored and that is not western democracy but more of a technocratic dictatorship.
I think social media have to start treating all sides equally and allowing as much as possible.
Im not that politically interessted myself but I do belive free speech is neccesary for democracy because that is what democracy is all about, that everyone are allowed to express their opinon and vote for whomever they want.