"The students that led the free speech movement didn't just want the freedom to speak. They wanted the freedom to be heard," says Dr. Vince Vitale. "Not just the freedom to say whatever you want into thin air, but the freedom to have a legitimate opportunity to persuade people who think differently."
If that is the heartbeat behind freedom of speech, then it raises serious questions about whether freedom of speech continues today. With social media more people than ever are speaking. But is anyone being heard? Have we lost the ability to disagree well? Have we lost the freedom to persuade? Dr. Vince Vitale answers from UC Berkeley, the very place the free speech movement originated.