The Magnet Tribune

Non-free speech and its consequences

Milton Hattem, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Non-protected speech is not protected by the Constitution, and can often be identified as slander, threats, solicitation of crimes, and other forms of speech with the intent to commit a crime, defame, hurt, or threaten someone. Things such as posting false information to harm someone’s reputation, or threatening someone online fall under unprotected speech and can be punishable by law. They’re not protected due to the obvious reason that such forms of speech can cause harm to another individual; for example, if...

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