In both threads, there were people who tried to rationalize and even justify spamming and deceptive advertising by calling it free speech. According to a few of these members, the authorities have no place to prosecute fraudsters because doing so would be violating the first amendment. But these people seem to forget that last part about, "falsely shouting FIRE in a crowded theater."
Its interesting how many people are trying to rationalize fraud by calling it free speech. That being said, where do we draw the line between fraud and free speech?