Borowski First Amendment

Julie Borowski: That’s NOT Freedom of Speech!

Video by Julie Borowski; text by Annabelle Bamforth

In her latest video, Julie Borowski discusses freedom of speech and the different ways that Americans interpret its meaning. People sometimes perceive the subject incorrectly, says Borowski.

The government cannot punish a person for their speech, says Borowski, but many individuals assume that negative reactions to a person’s speech are equal to violating free speech. With commentary on Facebook pages being used as a prime example,  Borowski argues that “freedom of speech” does not mean that Facebook page owners are required to give every person a “platform”.