All of society is under legal constraints to obey laws that prevent harm, and degrade the fabric of humanity. There are social norms that have evolved that contribute to civility. Free speech is both a legally granted construct and a social norm. You have the right to express your opinion but not cause harm. e.g. “You cannot falsely yell "fire" in a crowded theater”.
Randomly searching the internet, I fell into a quagmire of conservative misinformation. Many of these published articles are misinformed and hurtful. Several of these are from recognized organizations, quoted by news sources, and likely well funded. Below is an example from The Daily Signal:
But the very hard reality in this topsy-turvy world is that transgender people are hundreds of times more likely to attempt suicide than the general U.S. population.And what does our enlightened culture do about this very sad statistic? Well, we make it easier for people to transition to this sad and depressing lifestyle. Helping them struggle down the hard road of facing reality is just too judgmental; it’s better to let them move into a make-believe life in which they face a 4-in-10 chance of attempting suicide.
This leap of logic is absurd. It should not be published, much less be considered credible.
I am not advocating censorship, however, just encouraging that those who publish should be informed. Write about subjects you research, know and understand. Hate speech, paraded as informed logic, is still hate speech.
I write this only to point out that some supposed “think-tank’s” can be ill- informed and mean spirited. There are those on the conservative side of politics that digest these mistruths fully.
Be forewarned and take every avenue to counter this hurtful thinking.