Well, China and Russia are not the only countries where some limits have been legally imposed onto the freedom of speech or expression. Many European countries consider in their laws that racism, antisemitism, the apology of Nazism and fascism, sexism, anti-LGBTQI ranting are crimes and quite a few court cases are the result of these laws. the most famous case is Le Pen Sr. who has been repetitively condemned to fines and other sanctions by courts for his open anti-semitism. And the court procedures were started by French judicial authorities themselves. Freedom of speech is not the freedom to lie in order to hurt someone or win something, including an election.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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