Banning Speech Isn’t a Threat to Democracy

The case against free speech absolutism

Erik Engheim
19 min readMay 14, 2023

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A lot of ignorance about free speech and its history has developed. The free speech absolutism promoted by Elon Musk is a symptom of this. In most ways, it will undermine rather than enhance freedom of expression. Of course, Elon Musk didn’t invent this concept, but it is rather become a popular banner for many who don’t want…

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Erik Engheim

Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.