Hate Speech and the Internet
In today’s world, the Internet consumes us. Most of us wake up in the morning and the first thing we do is roll over and grab our phone. This is an undeniable truth that we face as people of this nation. The problem is that with this new territory of the Internet we’re not quite sure where the line is between freedom of speech and being hateful.
The First Amendment protects our freedom of speech from the government. This is something we Americans view as very important. As a nation, we believe that we have the right to say whatever we think and do whatever we can to achieve what we feel is right. The Internet has given us a platform to discuss and voice our opinions on every issue that upsets us.
Hate speech, according to the American Bar Association is, “speech that offends, threat...