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    It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    We can no longer to afford to allow hateful bile to be transmitted over the internet via social media and hate sites. We need to take action right now to deal with this. Every second we allow our internet to be conduits of hate we get closer to the next hate slaughter, and we have a lot more guns and bigots than New Zealand. Start fining people who say bigoted things on Twitter and shut down sewers like 4chan and Stormfront.

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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    We can no longer to afford to allow hateful bile to be transmitted over the internet via social media and hate sites. We need to take action right now to deal with this. Every second we allow our internet to be conduits of hate we get closer to the next hate slaughter, and we have a lot more guns and bigots than New Zealand. Start fining people who say bigoted things on Twitter and shut down sewers like 4chan and Stormfront.

    What's more important: Lives or following our antiquated, centuries-old "kawnstitution"?
    It depends on how you go about it. There are already laws out there that can be used against people for suggesting that you go out and kill someone else. The problem lies with free speech. Got to be careful how far you want to go with limiting free speech.

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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    The Internet is speading hate the same way radio spread Nazi propaganda. I don't think there is much we can do about it.

    The Internet is great but it also helps spread ideas like flat earth, conspiracy theories, racism and hate. ISIS is a prefect example of how hate can spread over the Internet.

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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    We can no longer to afford to allow hateful bile to be transmitted over the internet via social media and hate sites. We need to take action right now to deal with this. Every second we allow our internet to be conduits of hate we get closer to the next hate slaughter, and we have a lot more guns and bigots than New Zealand. Start fining people who say bigoted things on Twitter and shut down sewers like 4chan and Stormfront.

    What's more important: Lives or following our antiquated, centuries-old "kawnstitution"?
    Powerful governments are responsible for exponentially more deaths than the various individual attacks.
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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    We can no longer to afford to allow hateful bile to be transmitted over the internet via social media and hate sites. We need to take action right now to deal with this. Every second we allow our internet to be conduits of hate we get closer to the next hate slaughter, and we have a lot more guns and bigots than New Zealand. Start fining people who say bigoted things on Twitter and shut down sewers like 4chan and Stormfront.

    What's more important: Lives or following our antiquated, centuries-old "kawnstitution"?
    The First Amendment is specifically meant to protect against authoritarian people who think as you do.
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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    We can no longer to afford to allow hateful bile to be transmitted over the internet via social media and hate sites. We need to take action right now to deal with this. Every second we allow our internet to be conduits of hate we get closer to the next hate slaughter, and we have a lot more guns and bigots than New Zealand. Start fining people who say bigoted things on Twitter and shut down sewers like 4chan and Stormfront.

    What's more important: Lives or following our antiquated, centuries-old "kawnstitution"?
    You do know that the internet is international, right?

    Do you intend to impose your standards of "hate" on everyone else in the world? If so, how?
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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking View Post
    Powerful governments are responsible for exponentially more deaths than the various individual attacks.
    The most murderous regimes used hate speech and bullying to also secure power. When is the time to worry about Fascists? Before or after they take power?

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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    Hate speech is an abomination, but it is also difficult to control from a government standpoint, especially on the internet. The best thing you can do is to call out those who use it and point out how damaging it can be. Moderators should expunge it, and for those who thinly disguise their hatred, call them out for what they truly are: racists, homophobes, bigots, etc.

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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    Quote Originally Posted by lwf View Post
    Hate speech is an abomination, but it is also difficult to control from a government standpoint, especially on the internet. The best thing you can do is to call out those who use it and point out how damaging it can be. Moderators should expunge it, and for those who thinly disguise their hatred, call them out for what they truly are: racists, homophobes, bigots, etc.
    It's hard to do when our president called for a Muslim ban.

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    Re: It's time to crack down on online hate speech

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    The most murderous regimes used hate speech and bullying to also secure power. When is the time to worry about Fascists? Before or after they take power?
    Wrong...the most murderous regimes to ever exist use speech that talks about equality and justice.
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