The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal
Foreign Policy
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I’ve been thinking on this a lot myself… there is a line somewhere — is there not? — between “hate speech” and inciting people to riot? A difference between expressing your own hatred and strongly suggesting to the masses that people be killed? If here isn’t, it seems to me, that there ought to be and that it ought to be clearly delineated.
I also wonder about all the people who “hate” the current incumbent president… can they speak openly about their hatred without fear of recrimination of some sort? I’ll bet they might run into some trouble if they did, even if they managed to avoid sounding as if they wanted to overturn the government.
Tricky waters to navigate these days.

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