Pedraza, Ken Generation Z misused Freedom of expression through the use of social mediaIntroduction Freedom of expression is well known since it is one of the fundamental human rights. This is a privilege that is given to us to express our idea’s and thoughts freely without any interventions.Social media influences the way we write and express. It has been used by a lot of people especially the generation Z but when it comes to expressing ones thought they have gone to much as many of cybercrime has been happening on it. There are many consequences to misusing freedom of speech, such as people who have committed suicide or attempted suicide. Every year 864,950 people attempt suicide. This means one person tries to commit suicide every thirty-eight seconds because people have the liberty to express their opinion whether that be good or bad. Of the 69% of teens that own technology, 80% are active on social media. This is a large portion of our youth and future leaders. Various mainstream issues such as racism, feminism, and equal pay are being fueled by people who are ignorant of culture because they feel the need to express what they believe despite being politically incorrect. Yes, Freedom of speech gives us the right to verbally express how we feel, but not to degrade, humiliate, curse, and abuse people. Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people from publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups. Many people may disagree with government censoring, but consider all the suicides, attempted suicides, riots, thatall could be avoided. (Essays, UK, 2018). At least three things were involved in the misuse of Freedom of speach in social media. The cyberbullying, Mental health issue of teens and lastly lack of privacy in social media.Counter ArgumentThe social media have its benefit for the young generation when it comes to the Freedom of speech and not misapply. Through social media, they can contribute to society by contributing todebates and creating a blog allowing their self to be more creative and expressive. Generation Zis most commonly known as an technologically savvyGen. A generation with advanced technology that allows us to connect to the people around the world.