Hate speech

How Much Real-World Extremism Does Online Hate Actually Cause?

How Much Real-World Extremism Does Online Hate Actually Cause?

While calls to censor hate speech and violent extremist content on social media platforms are common, there’s little evidence that online incitement leads to real-world radicalization. Ironically, such calls may actually galvanize extremists, who interpret hostile media coverage, commentary, and censorship policies as confirmation of their victimhood narratives and

Bill Ottman and Jesse Morton
Bill Ottman and Jesse Morton
6 min read
censorship
Free Speech Matters, Even When it’s Not Protected by the First Amendment

Free Speech Matters, Even When it’s Not Protected by the First Amendment

“The government isn’t involved, so it’s not a free speech issue.” Follow any debate over censorship these days, and one is likely to hear this misguided view stated repeatedly. It means, in effect, that free speech is a legal right against the government, but not a spirit or

Jason Richwine
Jason Richwine
5 min read
First Amendment
Quillette Podcast 17 – Former Facebook engineer Brian Amerige on the company's ambivalence towards free speech

Quillette Podcast 17 – Former Facebook engineer Brian Amerige on the company's ambivalence towards free speech

Quillette‘s Jonathan Kay talks to Brian Amerige, a former software engineer at Facebook, about the company’s content moderation policy and why it is making a mistake in trying to prohibit hate speech.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Content moderation