The legal prosecution of Twitter users in the U.K. raises questions about the line between protecting free speech and limiting hate speech or libelous comments.Here in Canada, as the law currently stands, a person can only be prosecuted for something they’ve posted on social media if that posting is criminally libelous or incites hatred. If we wanted to amend legislation surrounding free speech, it would not happen quickly or easily, and could also involve invoking a notwithstanding clause to override the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. What’s your take?What are your thoughts on the U.K.’s laws about offensive communications? Should Canada consider altering our free speech law? Does our current system provide too high a barrier to changing laws?


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