Free Speech

This cartoon attempts to explore the inconsistencies between big corporation’s official stances on free speech and their actions against it. Cases like Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores and Citizens United affirm corporate personhood and by extension their right to free speech. Yet corporations secretly put pressure on individual rights by restricting the speech of human rights movements, such as Hong Kong. Through all of this, corporations distract the public with new commodities and services, represented here by the apple. We are able to overlook the contradictory definition of free speech used by corporations as long as they keep giving us apples. 

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