Free Speech

Free Speech by Five Dot Oh Original post Provocative Question #105. In Response To Sparksfromacombustiblemind and Sam’s Free Speech For Me But Not For You

Free Speech A Continuing Conversation

First, here’s my response to Five Dot Oh’s Provocative Question #105. Next, here’s my response to Sparksfromacombustiblemind (Melanie’s Blog) Which includes answers to the questions asked on Free Speech For Me But Not For You

Goldie’s 4 Follow-Up Questions Via Five Dot Oh’s Free Speech Post

As with all previously asked questions I did not read any answers before I am answering these questions. I do this as I want my thoughts down before potentially being swayed by anyone else’s thoughts..

What do you consider “hate speech?” When can something be described as inciting violence?

Hate speech is not one single rude comment written or said sporadically.

Hate speech is someone who spews their poison everywhere and anywhere they get a chance to whomever will listen. They will sometimes go so far as to cause unrest to get others to spread the hate and even incite violence.

Do you see the Terms and Conditions as black and white rules, or with a lot of gray area?

I see them with a lot of gray area.

I also think that if a platform or site or whatever is going to use their terms and conditions to rule their platform they need to be able to police every single user no matter how many millions they have.

Complaining that they have to many users is not an acceptable excuse if they are in the business of attracting more users. Their business needs to be ruling their platform justly.

Do you yourself block others? Why/why not?

When you say block I take that as block them from contacting me, not as banning or flagging a user to a platform.

That being said, yes on Facebook I was accepting all friend requests as I have a page that is connected to my blog.

However, after about a day I started getting messaged rude pornographic pictures and calling my phone obnoxiously. So, yes I did block those people who were intruding and sending me pictures of things I had no desire to see.

I did not report anyone to Facebook or flag any accounts. Why? I have no idea how Facebook treats these “flagged” people from other users or reports.

I do not think one users should be able to potentially ban another user from a platform as disgusting they maybe behaving.

It would be different if I knew Facebook would investigate the report of impropriety.

Why is it that you limit your social media use to only WP?

I don’t limit it to only WP. Although truth be told I did start looking into the different social media platforms to hopefully help expand my blog presence.

Quite honestly, I am terrible about working on my social media accounts. If they post automatically when I post on WP rock on, but I don’t think that happens.

I figure if I have to choose to work on social media sites or my blog content and connecting with fellow bloggers I choose my blog.

The one I do..<ahem> I should say am in the process of working on is You Tube. I’m working on figuring out how to post good looking and interesting videos regularly. I also will watch content on You Tube.

I ❤️ love to hear your thoughts so please feel free to leave a comment , opinion, or feedback.



  1. Thanks for sharing.
    I like your answers to 2,3, and 4. They seem rather sensible.
    With the first, all I want to say that simply stating your opinion to everyone whenever you can, I don’t consider hate speech. It does matter in what way it is being done, though.


    • Well,Unfortunately I guess I was not making myself clear.

      I thought that is what I was saying especially being that being that they were doing it in a way that caused unrest and potential violence. Which is why I started with it was not just saying or writing something here and there which would be opinion.

      I will have to try to be clearer in the future. Have a nice Sunday.

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    • Thanks. If only they would ever decide it was worth the money to bring the non digital laws whole keeping our constitutional rights up to meet the new challenges of the digital age.


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