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Freedom of speech might be the best known of all the rights in the U.S. But what does it really entail?
Freedom of speech includes the right to express your opinions and ideas in many different ways, from social media posts to political donations. ... Read more
The First Amendment doesn’t protect any child pornography, even virtual kiddie porn that uses realistic computer simulation instead of actual children. ... Read more
Answers to frequently asked questions about the constitutional right to freedom of expression and its limits. ... Read more
Pornography or sexual material may face restrictions, even if it’s not obscene or child porn, if kids may be watching or government claims it harms the community. ... Read more
Government officials—including President Trump—may violate the First Amendment when they block users from social media accounts because of their opinions. ... Read more
The First Amendment prohibits all branches of government—but not private individuals, businesses, or organizations—from restricting speech. ... Read more
Government has more leeway under the First Amendment to restrict speech by public school students, public employees, and prisoners. ... Read more
There’s no exception for hate speech under the First Amendment’s protection for freedom of expression, unless the speech is direct, personal, and either truly threatening or violently pr ... Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly held that burning the U.S. flag to make a political statement is a form of free speech protected under the First Amendment. ... Read more