Internet Hate Speech

Hate speech is a term given to expression which is offensive, abusive intimidating, harassing or which incites violence, hatred or discrimination. The term also includes prejudicial action against a group of people on the basis of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. The escalating use of the Internet has coincided with a rise in hate speech. Hate speech propagated through the Internet does not enjoy First Amendment protection.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is a hate website?
What should be done about the recent spread of hate via the internet?
Why do we need legislation on hate speech?


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