Regulating free speech in a digital age : hate, harm and the limits of censorship / David Bromell.

Hateful thoughts and words can lead to harmful actions like the March 2019 terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. In free, open and democratic societies, governments cannot justifiably regulate what citizens think, feel, believe or value, but do have a duty to protect citizens fro...

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Main Author: Bromell, David (Educator and policy advisor) (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2022.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: After Christchurch
  • Part I. Regulating harmful digital communication. Challenges in regulating online content
  • The business models of big tech
  • Deplatforming and democratic legitimacy
  • Part II. Hate, harm and the limits of censorship. Regulating "hate speech"
  • Free speech and its limits
  • Hate, harm and the liberal state
  • Striking a fair balance when regulating free speech
  • Counter-speech is everyone's responsibility
  • Conclusion: Cleaning up after the party.