Does freedom of speech extend to a right for a platform?


No. Having the freedom to say something does not mean that you have a right to have any platform you want.

Private platforms owned by individuals or groups are allowed to deny a platform to anyone they choose by right of the platform being their private property.

Public platforms are a different matter. Because individuals have the right to free speech in the public arena as members of the public, it is unlawful to deny them access to a public platform. Similarly, we all pay for public property. Those in power or the majority should not be able to remove from the minority the liberty to use public facilities.

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  • isuru mendis
    published this page in FAQ 2023-10-04 11:46:26 +1300

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