What Freedom of Speech Really Means

What is freedom of speech?

  • Written works
  • Online posts
  • Movies and television
  • Political yard signs
  • Symbolic speech, such as wearing a black armband or flag burning
  • Donating to political campaigns
  • “Liking” something on social media, such as Facebook

What does freedom of speech mean?

What isn’t protected by freedom of speech?

  • True threats
  • Blackmail
  • Defamation
  • Child pornography
  • Solicitations to commit crimes
  • Incitement of lawless action
  • Plagiarism
  • Perjury

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