Freedom of speech is referred to as the principle according to which any specific community or an individual has the right to share their opinions and ideas without any sanction, censorship, and retaliation.
Five issues that our society complains about and has related to freedom of speech are related to social media, hospitals, online sales, food and water security, and unemployment.
First are the issues led by Facebook, i.e., internet privacy, its role in the organizations, involving the employee-employer account disclosure, the automatic facial recognition software, and the privacy of user information. Other than this, the use of Facebook has imposed psychological effects, involving lack of attention and feelings of stress and jealousy.
The second issue is related to hospitals where customers have complained regarding long waits for treatment, lack of compassion and good behavior by the hospital staff. The staff has a negative attitude and is lazy, arrogant, and rude to patients. Comfortability to patients is not provided by the staff. There are inadequate responses to patients’ complaints or requests.
The third issue is related to online sales. People have complained about the failure to deliver online ordered products and deceptive practices. Some of the common issues faced by customers with online shopping are lack of security, unclear guarantee and return policies, additional hidden charges, failures of digital payment, delaying in logistics and delivery, and product quality issues.
The fourth issue is food and water security. Water is now becoming a scarce resource in some portions of the world with the increasing population. In some parts of the world, people do not have access to clean drinking water. In addition to this, drought led by climate change is also resulting in food shortages and supply.
The fifth and last issue in unemployment. Unemployed individuals face numerous difficulties such as homelessness and hunger as they are unable to pay their home rent or buy food to eat. It also has increased suicidal rates globally.