Criminal Speech is a term used to describe any form of language or speech that is deemed to represent a crime based on common laws and rules. This is seen as a form of extreme censorship and is often seen as a direct affront to an individual's freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Terms that may be deemed as criminal speech include racism, sexism, hateful speech against a government or monarchy. Basically anything that could be extremely offensive. Notable examples of the implementation of criminal speech include a case in Hong Kong, when a protestor shouted. Hong Kong does not welcome you and was subsequently arrested, and during the 2009 Iranian elections when members of the governments opposition were arrested for supposedly expressing criminalized speech.
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