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  1. The UK government’s attack on Ryanair makes me glad that the First Amendment protects most commercial speech in the USA. Yes, on many fronts, the Ryanair ad is dumb — and I think it’s certainly dumb to fly Ryanair to “save the planet.” But not everyone feels that way. And the ad isn’t untruthful: it’s certainly more truthful than most political ads I see. If a company wants to market to the Religious Green movement, let them do so.

  2. @chopsticks – go back and research Constitutional law. Freedom of speech only means the government can’t put you in jail for your speech (with certain limitations). It doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences of speech or that the government can LIMIT speech that it believes is false or misleading by businesses – this is done all the time by the FDA with respect to claims on supplements and other medical health matters. US could block an ad like this just like the UK if they felt it was misleading or untrue (or for a number of other reasons)

    Amazes me how many people mention “freedom of speech” with absolutely no understanding what it really means

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