Hate Speech

The Takeaway

Free Speech & Censorship in The Age of Facebook

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What should and shouldn’t be censored in the public sphere has been a tough question that the Supreme Court has never been able to figure out. Can Facebook?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anti-Defamation on the Web

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and co-author, with Christopher Wolf, of Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), talks about the dark side of the web--viral hate speech--and how to combat it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama's 2012 Win; NJ Senate Election; Internet Hate Speech

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Jonathan Alter’s new book The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies tells the story of the 2012 election. He talks about that and analyzes the current news. Plus: Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League on how to fight viral hate speech on the Internet; Rutgers professor Ross Baker on the special election to fill Lautenberg’s Senate seat; and Curtis White talks about his book on the defense of arts and culture against “scientism.”

The Takeaway

Facebook: "We Need to Do Better" on Anti-Women Hate Speech

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Facebook issued a statement Tuesday saying it had failed to effectively remove misogynistic images and language from its pages. The announcement is in response to a campaign led by feminist advocacy groups to crack down on Facebook user content that glorifies violence against women. But is this an absolute victory? Lindy West, staff writer at, and Nancy Willard, Director for the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use speak about it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Our Values: Freedom of Speech or of Religion?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jeremy Waldronprofessor of law and philosophy at the New York University School of Law and of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University, and author of The Harm in Hate Speech, discusses the use of the phrase "American values" in diplomatic and political rhetoric following the attack in Libya.


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On The Media

What's the Harm in Hate Speech?

Friday, May 18, 2012

One of the great maxims in defense of the 1st Amendment is the insistence by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes that we must defend 'even the thought we hate'. But law professor Jeremy Waldron asks, when it comes to the most egregious hate speech, why?  He explains to Brooke that words can and do hurt us and that there should be limitations on the most hateful expression.


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