The El Paso Shooting Revived the Free Speech Debate. Europe Has Limits.
France and Germany both prize freedom of expression, but history and experience have led them to impose greater limits on speech than in the United States.
I have some questions about this article. The El Paso massacre "has revived debate about the limits of free speech, protected by the First Amendment in the United States." Who's reviving it, aside from this article itself? The article offers no examples.
"Even in the United States, First Amendment protections, while vast, are not without any restriction . . . as the famous example goes, people are not necessarily free to falsely yell 'fire' in a crowded theater." And that's when you can stop reading.
Oh, New York Times, how far you've fallen.
New York Times World
Restrictions to freedom of expression in Europe's leading countries have roots in the bloody wars of the 20th century, and more recent efforts to fight Islamic terrorism and tame the internet.
J. Oliver Conroy
An article almost expertly designed to give
conniption fits, starting with the "shouting fire in a crowded theater" reference