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Question to americans from a brit. I don't want to start a war here (and if there's 2 things that causes americans to go ranty in a hurry it's guns and free speech) but free speech has its tradeoffs. In 'free speech' discussions too often things are spoken of in the abstract, so let's be concrete here; this is an example of a deliberate and serious misrepresentation of reality (AKA a lie) that is permitted by free speech. So, is this an acceptable cost? Should you have laws against it? Have I even framed the question correctly? (no descent into shouting matches please).

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