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Jul 31 2020
Free speech and its limitations are on Americans' minds. In the past year we've seen Nazis and white supremacists rally in our cities, angry protesters chase provocateurs off of college campuses, a comedian wield a bloody effigy of the president's severed head, and slurs and overt racial animus made a staple of political discourse. Controversial speech has people talking about whatChicago Tribune
Jul 31 2020
Having no specific legal definition, “hate speech” is a vague term. It is generally understood to mean speech that expresses hateful or bigoted views about certain groups that historically have been subject to discrimination. Concerned by the impact of hate speech on vulnerable populations, social justice advocates see sense in restricting this type of speech.
However, these types ofCato Institute
Feb 02 2020
The right to freedom of speech is a venerable one, dating back to 6th Century Greece. It is found in the 17th Century English Bill of Rights, it was fought for during the French Revolution, and it is now enshrined in the 19th Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But despite this proud history it is widely agreed that this right is not absolute. Some restrictions are hardlyKialo
Oct 07 2015
When are limitations on free speech justiﬁed in America? With the advance of technology, it is easy to connect with our friends, blast our thoughts and feelings to our followers and practice free speech. In this era of being connected all the time, we long to feel safe, while at the same time we are exposed via social media. How can we best protect free speech on campus? How do we distinguishLiving Room Conversations
Feb 10 2015
When terrorists attacked a satirical magazine in Paris last month, killing eight journalists, millions took to the streets in support of free speech. They waved pencils and carried signs in solidarity with the magazine Charlie Hebdo.NPR (Online News)
Oct 15 2021
Steven Crowder, a conservative YouTuber and political commentator, had his YouTube channel suspended for one week Wednesday for allegedly violating the platform's hate speech policy, a report said.
YouTube stated that Crowder violated the policy in a video published Sept. 30, according to an email the platform sent to Crowder's attorney.Washington Examiner
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Jul 31 2020
When I was a journalist, I loved Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s assertion that the Constitution and the First Amendment are not just about protecting “free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.”
But as a government official traveling around the world championing the virtues of free speech, I came to see how our First Amendment standard is anWashington Post
Jul 10 2020
Facebook came under renewed public scrutiny Wednesday with the release of an independent audit slamming the platform’s progress on civil rights issues, adding to internal and external pressure on the company to rein in hate speech and misinformation.
The audit was the third shoe to drop this month after a group of high-profile advertisers launched a boycott of the site and following aThe Hill