Taylor Swift threatened to sue a blogger who accused the singer of white supremacy. The ACLU responded and told her to back off and respect the bloggers right to free speech. Pick a side:
Why are these people go in after her? Taylor Swift sucks period. But to call her a white supremacist? For what?
I call it hate speech
Right to free speech does not mean you can say anything you want. But the fake news outlet will have you believe otherwise.
Couldn’t it be considered libel?
Miss Swift needs to stop doing all these things just for the sake of publicity. Stick to singing, your good at it. Using the tabloids for attention only cheapens you.
ACLU. Although the blogger’s claim was nonsense, it can’t be demonstrably proven true or false, nullifying its legitimacy as a legal issue.
Furthermore, the blog had around 80 regular viewers. It wasn’t popular by any means.
A big ouch for conservatives, Taylor Swift or ACLU. In this case, I offer a Swift judgement.
Because bloggers have the right to free speech but smart women do not? That is about the nastiest insult/accusation there is, I'd expect her or any decent human to address it head-on with a vengeance.
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Protect free speech at all cost. But Taylor does deserve protection from slander to a degree
Bunch of fucking bullshit.
I would tell ACLU to fork themselves and sue the blogger over false conspiracy. She won one case she can win again. No more of this left paranoia, should be stop.
She has a right to sue.
I think right is the wrong word
No she literally does has the right to sue, it doesn't mean she'll win the lawsuit but still has the right.
Sue the 💩 out of the troll
Accusing someone of being or supporting a radical white group without fact can be slanderous. Calling people Hitler is just dumb. I think she has enough money to sue the dopey blogger and cause a lot of financial grief to the blogger and ACLU. I’m sure she has very good lawyers.
Bloggers sit home in front of their PC playing with themselves. Fact!
And also people accuse anyone they don’t like as being a white a supremacist to ruin them.how the Fuck is she a white suprrmacist
The internet sites are completely biased now a days and anyone who tries to speak out against hatred and someone who is in the wrong get corned
Taylor Swift. The ACLU gets a little full of themselves
The ACLU because it's free speech.
Free speech is not free from consequences.
Anyone can talk shit on anyone they want. That is protected speech. There are no consequences of such speech
Sure and under certain circumstances you can be sued for defamation.
It doesn’t even meet the conditions in the article
That whole situation seems dumb.
She can say what she wants about the blogger, but there is no case that can be made in court.
It’s already established that politicians and celebrities don’t have the the right to claim defamation or libel.
That is incorrect
It is recognized that public figure forfeit some of their rights to privacy. No one forfeits their right to protection from defamation of character. (slander or libel).
There are still requirements which must be met.
Malekithe, it’s not libel unless it’s demonstrably false. The claims, while a stretch in many people’s opinions (including mine), are not demonstrably false. Therefore, you cannot take the case to court.
The law of defamation varies from state to state, but there are some generally accepted rules. If you believe you are have been "defamed," to prove it you usually have to show there's been a statement that is all of the following:
People who aren't elected but who are still public figures because they are influential or famous -- like movie stars -- also have to prove that defamatory statements were made with actual malice, in most cases.