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Response to Henry Krinkle (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:30 PM

17. Hate speech is more complicated and

can become the subject of litigation. Harrassment, malice, intent to cause
emotional distress, that sort of thing. Then hate speech winds up before a
jury, who will decide what constitutes hate speech and will effectively filter
it if they find it caused harm, suffering, financial loss or distress, worry.

So the lines blur, there is no absolute solution. The Supreme Court has ruled
it knows pornography when it sees it, it has ruled it is illegal to yell "FIRE!" in
a crowded theater to prompt a stampede, and that could be viewed as hate
speech since it harms or intends to harm the attendees.

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