Freedom of speech doesn't give you some innate right to say things that are rude, hateful, and against the agreed upon behaviour rules of whatever platform you're using to communicate, y'know.
This is very true. With freedom comes responsibility. Having said that, I'd like to point out that Freedom of Speech guarantees that the government
will not infringe upon your right, not a private party or business. BW and the community are well within their rights to impose and enforce standards of behavior.
I only turn on General Chat when guild recruiting. I usually watch it for 5 or 10 minutes so I know who I don't want to invite.