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The Ugly Underside Of The Web: Hate Speech

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Charles Janow
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And throughout history, we ve argued passionately about issues, believes, ideas, and policies.

Free speech morphed into hateful speech.

Vile, angry, threatening, racist, misogynist epithets fired like weapons at political opponents.

And, thanks to the remarkable power of the internet - much of those word-weapons were fired anonymously.

And yet - just one day before the election I watched Hillary Clinton live on YouTube, and next to her a stream of anonymous comments that included threats of rape, murder, and lynching.

They may be concerned about political or economic retribution, harassment, or even threats to their lives.

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