Free speech has never faced such a dire threat. We have a President-Elect who wants to curtail the First Amendment and possibly shut down the Internet. He excludes the press, and he threatens people into silence via Twitter. We have only to look at his threats on Twitter and by his surrogates. Kellyanne Conway has warned against speaking out against Trump. Look what happened to the union boss who questioned Trump.
I don't think Trump will be successful in stifling free speech (at least not completely, but it is scary.