Hate Speech on the Internet
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 10:02:32 +1100
> Evil must always be opposed, and this includes hate speech on
> the Internet.
I had a brief scan through the material at the Adelaide Institute web site.
I found the material mostly specious and ill-reasoned arguments along the
lines of: "Person/Group X should be acknowledging/refuting fact Y but are
Apart from them being unconvincing at best and downright wrong at worst, I
can't see how this qualifies as "hate speech". Maybe I just don't have a
good understanding of the term "hate speech" however. Perhaps it has
something to do with the anti-Semitic beliefs which are without doubt the
site's motivation? Perhaps it is also related to the extremely emotive
nature of the subject matter?
We can take this offline if you like, the relevance to networking and hence
to Link is tenuous at best.
Alastair Rankine Senior Software Engineer
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