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Canada will soon crack down on online hate in wake of fatal attack: minister

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Double edged sword

gov clamps down on all hate speech

hate is not well defined

gov clamps on other opinions it considers hate

gov controls what’s allowable communication

= China / Russia

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Canada is a step ahead.

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Canada will soon crack down on online hate

Using a crime as an excuse for more restriction of free speech. The CCP must be smiling, seeing this.

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Using a crime as an excuse for more restriction of free speech. 

No, just hate speech. Not a bigot? Not a problem.

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Using a crime as an excuse for more restriction of free speech.

What's the problem with getting rid of hate speech?

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I think it should be easy/easier for identities of posters on social media (and sites like this) to be handed over to investigators. People are too confident of their anonymity and assume they can say/type whatever they want with out consequence.

"Fire!" in the crowded theatre. "Jump! Jump!" to the guy on the ledge.

The right to free speech is about the government not imprisoning you for you speech.

It isn't meant to protect you from the scorn of your neighbors. Or you losing your job for being an irredeemable bully. Or inciting hate. or spreading vicious lies/slander/ revenge porn, etc.

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This is going to be "interesting".

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This is going to be "interesting".

I don't think it will be. It will be good to see racist hate groups banned, definitely. But interesting? Nah.

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I don't think it will be. It will be good to see racist hate groups banned, definitely. But interesting? Nah

Not what I was referring to. Think again.

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Strangerland

What's the problem with getting rid of hate speech?

To point out the obvious, who defines "hate".

For example, should all your posts with hate speech against Donald Trump be censored, or are we going to have Big Brother decide what we can hate and what not?

(In fact, if all the Trump hate speech were removed on this forum, the readers section would be pretty small.=

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To point out the obvious, who defines "hate".

For example, should all your posts with hate speech against Donald Trump be censored, or are we going to have Big Brother decide what we can hate and what not?

(In fact, if all the Trump hate speech were removed on this forum, the readers section would be pretty small.=

there is no such thing as hate speech against Trump, obviously.

Wow, wild how you guys always find a way to insert Trump into a topic that has nothing to do with him. He's not even mentioned in this article, or by any other posters. Obsessed much? Time to let orange man go. He abandoned you a long time ago, after all.

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hate speech has become synonymous with "speech you hate to hear" (just cause you dont with agree or you dislike the person speaking).

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hate speech has become synonymous with "speech you hate to hear" (just cause you dont with agree or you dislike the person speaking).

No, that's not what it means. That's just right-wing extremist rhetoric to try to stop people from restricting hate speech from right-wingers.

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