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Four Questions About Regulating Online Hate Speech

Determining the standards for online hate speech and disinformation

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On August 6, 2019, the New York Times devoted the front page of its business section to this screaming headline and three articles that followed it:

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David Kaye

David Kaye

Teach law at UC Irvine, former UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, author of Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet. @davidakaye

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