Free speech. Blogger in Taiwan jailed for her opinions.

A food blogger in Taiwan was jailed for calling the food in a restuarant “too salty.” I find that astounding. “Too salty” is surely a subjective term. How can we be held criminally responsible for our opinions. I know that bloggers can be irresponsible. There is also the question of whether a blogger’s opinion is simply a private discussion or a form of journalism where higher standards of veracity or obejctivity are required. I hope that bloggers remain free to express their opinions and readers are free to form their own opinions without the heavy intervention of the law.

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