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Twitter and instagram, to name two, are platforms for trolling and racist abuse, without a doubt!

Should governments ban these sites or should these sites be free to allow members to spread the racist word?
That continues to be a difficult call, [b]here[/b], too. When does “free speech” become [b]hate[/b] speech ? When it leads to hate crimes ? Our former president made statements that have lead directly to unhinged individuals harming others on his behalf. To date, he has not been held accountable and is unlikely to be. 😞
BeerMonster · 46-50, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] It's been happening for years and the big news here is of footballers being targeted.
In all honesty, racism has been stamped out and will not be tolerated anywhere here but what annoys me is Boris and his bumbling buffoons fail to deal with that vile and troll infested website. I'd ban it, outright ban.
Northwest · M
[@1179618,BeerMonster] If you think racism has been stamped out in England, then why do you think there's British racism on Twitter and Instagram?

It's impossible for Twitter and Instagram to fix the problem.
Abstraction · 56-60, M
Freedom of speech isn't anything anyone decides it is. It is a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has a definition and limitations around harm.

So freedom of speech and expression does not include allowing libel, slander, sedition, incitement, nor breaching people's rights to privacy and dignity.
KristinaM · 31-35, F
[@608929,Abstraction] but we don’t have freedom from the consequences of our speech.
Abstraction · 56-60, M
[@5558,Kristinamichelle] Oops. I missed the word NOT in there. It does not include those things...
KristinaM · 31-35, F
[@608929,Abstraction] Got it😊
Twitter is a lot more than that you halfwit...

There's people who are anti racist and such on there....
Asificair · M
This is either a poorly constructed question or an attempt to promote a false narrative.

 
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