Is hate speech already banned by law?
People on HP often debate about allowing hate speech as it is (allegedly) "free speech" . However the law has banned hate speech for hundreds of years as defamation, slander, libel etc.
It is merely harder to enforce the law on the net.
So is hate speech similar to slander, defamation and libel?
Is a person merely commiting a crime when using online hate speech and just trying to get away with it? Is such behaviour also the criminal charge "contempt of court"?
Is the hate speaker just an online bully trying to evade prosecution?
No, hate speech is not illegal. Incitement to riot is illegal, but that's why too many liberals are trying to say "words are violence", so they can ban words and viewpoints they don't like by saying the words are violence (they aren't).
When you label all speech you disagree with "hate speech", you deny that the other person has a legitimate, rational basis for their views AND smear them as irrational / crazy at the same time. It is essentially name calling while giving an emotional reason why no one else should listen to the person.
So what is your definition of the legal term "libel "? Isn't the term "hate speech" merely the new online word for "libel"?
No, because too many liberals are classifying all speech they don't like as hate speech, so hate speech is coming to mean "that which the left wants to censor", not libel.
You didn't answer "what is your definition of the legal term libel?"(!)
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