While the freedom of speech remains paramount and invaluable in a democratic society, it must not be applied for the advancement of criminal activities or to harm reputations.
Freedom of speech as a universal standard reduced at Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and similarly reciprocated in most Constitutions and statutes.
Freedom of speech is not an absolute right and may be fettered in its application.
Purpose of freedom of speech
Promote the right to expression and a conscience.
Facilitate meaning engagement in a socio-political setup.
Exceptions and justifications for limiting the freedom of speech
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