Originally posted by @shavixmir
It's not a human right.
It's a misunderstood concept, sold to you as a right.
You have the right to safety, you have the right to food & water, you have a right to housing.
You have the right not to be bullied, not be unduly persecuted and not to be slandered.
You cannot have those rights if someone has the right to say whatever the hell they li ...[text shortened]... n't work.
Hence that the freedom of speech generally refers to reporting without persecution.
awww did someone say some mean things about you shav.
A right is the sovereignty to act without the permission of others. You've got the 'rights' things all back to front shav. You don't have a right to food in that you have a right to force others to provide you with food, or safety or water for that matter. Because you see you'd be violating their rights.
Of course people can say whatever the hell they like about you with one provision, it can't be untrue. That is the limit on free speech, i.e. false speech, defamation, yelling fire when there's no fire.
So if someone say's "Shav you're an idjit." That's all fine and true. It's not bullying or persecution, it's statement of fact.