Q&A: For safety’s sake, should the govt “monitor all internet, talk radio, and cable news programs for hate speech?
Question by Bulk Vanderhuge: For safety’s sake, should the govt “monitor all internet, talk radio, and cable news programs for hate speech?
these groups want this to happen…suppression of speech they do not approve of…just think, who will decide what is hate speech and what isn’t?
NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION (“NHMC”)
CENTER FOR MEDIA JUSTICE,
CENTER FOR RURAL STRATEGIES,
CENTER ON LATINO AND LATINA RIGHTS AND EQUALITY OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SCHOOL OF LAW,
ESPERANZA PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER,
HISPANIC / LATINO, ANTI-DEFAMATION COALITION SF,
JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STUDIES,
LA ASAMBLEA DE DERECHOS CIVILES,
LEAGUE OF RURAL VOTERS,
LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (“LULAC”),
MAIN STREET PROJECT,
MEDIA ACTION GRASSROOTS NETWORK (“MAG-NET”),
MEDIA JUSTICE LEAGUE,
MEDIA LITERACY PROJECT,
MEDIA MOBILIZING PROJECT,
MOUNTAIN AREA INFORMATION NETWORK,
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MEDIA ARTS AND CULTURE,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS (“NALIP”),
NOSOTROS, OFFICE OF COMMUNICATION, UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, INC.,
PEOPLES PRODUCTION HOUSE,
PROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT,
RAINBOW PUSH COALITION,
RECLAIM THE MEDIA,
UNITED STATES HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor “hate speech” on talk radio and cable broadcast networks.
A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news.
The groups also charge that syndicated radio and cable television programs “masquerading as news” use hate as a profit model.
“As traditional media have become less diverse and less competitive, they have also grown less responsible and less responsive to the communities that they are supposed to serve,” the organizations wrote to the FCC. “In this same atmosphere hate speech thrives, as hate has developed as a profit-model for syndicated radio and cable television program masquerading as ‘news.'”
Answer by RockIt
What is hate speech? Because free speech is actually pretty free in America.
Obama is an idiot and a moron who is also a pathological lier.
Is that hate speech? I thought it was free speech.
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