“Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.” Theodor Adorno
Freedom is a basic human right.It is the power and no one should be refrained from it. Freedom of speech is the liberty, the strength that an individual to express his or her thoughts.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”― George Orwell
If going in emphasis of what dictionary states about speech too, it can be said as written or spoken words. But it’s much more than that and here’s where we forget the expression.
There is no hesitation in saying that social media is not only a source to gather information but also a medium where individuals from several cultures share their ideas on mutual topic. Internet liberty is what we hear and act upon throughout our lives. Taking twitter as an example people often make open comments about Donald Trump being just not suitable or being terrified on his success.
although freedom of speech gives a leverage to an individual to voice their thoughts but their is a fragility as it may harm someone emotionally mentally or even physically so one must give a thought when he or she speaks .
Some issues that are common to the world as a whole are openly discussed with people commenting. Take one as feminism. Being a feminist the idea of non feminism causes a dismay within me which prompts me to read what non feminists say about this cause and why do they feel this way. Twitter can somehow be considered as a protected and reliable in relation of people presenting their views.
As long time back internet was an edge that may have had a great effect on open information but as the world started to conjugate it put legitimate limitation on the expression of thoughts by an individual. As decades passed by the definition of normalism became restricted to very common activities and it was rather easy for companies on social media to manipulate the thoughts of people. Common opinions and biased thoughts are forced into our lines of vision and operate our heart and mind a lot differently. Not only this, Facebook what we call a private social media lacks most security. The headlines in the side bar of Facebook as well as twitter cannot be believed to be unbiased or very neutral. It somehow plays with our mind.
It cannot be denied that privately held technology companies would exploit any or all resources and influence our thoughts and behaviours but what’s the point of feeling threatened or violated? Lets just stop fooling ourselves