However, when the speech is targeted racist abuse, it should not be allowed. Right now, two white-supremacist podcasters are facing the law for racist abuse towards the duke of Sussex, Prince Harry; Meghan Markle and their 3-year-old son, Archie.
The men, Christopher Gibbons, 38 and Tyrone Patten-Walsh, 34 described Archie as an “abomination that should be put down”. They also called for Harry to be “prosecuted” and “judicially killed for treason” for being married to Meghan.
Earlier this year, Harry said it was “not safe” for him or his family to visit the U.K. without police protection. He’s also suing the British government over modifications to his and his family’s security rules since they quit as working royal family members.
According to reports, the accused men have claimed to hate mixed-race relationships and used Harry and Meghan’s marriage as an example on their “Black Wolf Radio” podcast. They’re facing charges of encouraging acts of extreme right-wing terrorism through their podcast, which they deny. They’re facing up to 15 years in prison.
Prosecutor Anne Whyte QC told the court,
“They thought that if they used the format of a radio show, as good as in plain sight, they could pass off their venture as the legitimate exercise of their freedom of speech. In fact what they were doing was using language designed to encourage others to commit acts of extreme right-wing terrorism against the sections of society that these defendants hated.”