Lhe assumed desire of Elon Musk to position himself as an “absolutist of freedom of expression” no longer complying with the rules of moderation hitherto in force on Twitter will have caused a lot of ink to flow. Above all, this raises the thorny question of the acceptable limits of freedom of expression in a democracy.
One phenomenon, in particular, is to be feared, according to observers: disinformation, which would impoverish democratic debate and, as a result, hinder freedom of expression itself. This would jeopardize the proper functioning of liberal democracy, which, far from being a simple institutional and legal arrangement, relies above all on informed and responsible citizens.
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