Yesterday, in class we spoke about net neutrality which means the right to communicate freely on the internet. I was wondering if it also included what people post on the internet. Because, there are many examples that I have heard of or encountered in real life which violates the right of people to express freely on the internet. For example, women are not allowed to post pictures of them breast feeding where as there are plenty pictures of porn stars roaming freely on the Facebook’s news-feed. It makes me wonder why mothers are not given the right to project their bodies where as other porn stars are. Facebook, when confronted with this issue claimed that it does not prohibits pictures of women breastfeeding as long as the nipple does not show. Basically, their policy is to take off any nudity from their website. But that sounds hypocritical because there are plenty examples of pictures that display nudity on Facebook. Does this mean that society only accepts women body when it is being objectified for the pleasure of men ?
Moreover, does freedom of speech also include hate speech. On Facebook, there are many times when we encounter a post or a picture full of hatred targeted toward a certain group of people. All of this is allowed because under the umbrella of freedom of speech, an individual has the right to say whatever he or she desires. But, do you guys think there should be some limitations on hate speech or should not because we are all given the right to speak freely by the First Amendment?