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According to the Cato institute, the most free countries in the world are mostly in Western Europe:

> The jurisdictions that took the top 10 places, in order, were New Zealand, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Denmark (tied in 6th place), Ireland and the United Kingdom (tied in 8th place), and Finland, Norway, and Taiwan (tied in 10th place). Selected countries rank as follows: Germany (13), the United States and Sweden (17), Republic of Korea (27), Japan (31), ...

So, yes, I would call what they have free speech, in any meaningful use of the word.

Source: https://www.cato.org/human-freedom-index-new

Hmph. Citing a libertarian organization founded by, of all people, Charles Koch and funded by the Koch brothers. [1]

1. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Cato_Institute

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