Jonathan Turley has a good article about how free speech is again under attack, this time wearing the guise of promoting tolerance and civility.
To put it simply, Western nations appear to have fallen out of love with free speech and are criminalizing more and more kinds of speech through the passage of laws banning hate speech, blasphemy and discriminatory language. Ironically, these laws are defended as fighting for tolerance and pluralism.
Western countries are on a slippery slope where more and more speech is cited by citizens as insulting and thus criminal.
Where governments once punished to achieve obedience, they now punish to achieve tolerance.
The best way to fight speech that is hateful is not by suppressing it but by more speech opposing it.