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Hate speech

Hate speech: a question

Monday, July 5th, 2021

A question occurs to me that seems worth throwing into the debate. An ambiguity I think there’s an ambiguity in the proposed law. We don’t know the exact wording of the offence. It seems the government doesn’t have one. It’s not in the Cabinet paper or the discussion paper anyway. That makes it hard to […]

The case for hate speech laws

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Graeme Edgeler has a terrific post making the case for hate speech laws. He is at best ambivalent about hate speech laws, and says he will also be putting up a post making the case against them. This is where the debate should be. It’s dispiriting how far away from this the debate is.

Hating on hate speech laws

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

What is it with the media and hate speech laws? They loathe them. And in their anxiousness to ridicule and discredit them, and excite contempt against them, they seem happy to distort the debate. Do hate speech laws need hate speech protection? Newshub’s recent coverage Look at Newshub’s coverage in the past 24 hours. They […]