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Answer to hate speech is more speech: Roy S. Gutterman

By Roy Gutterman, January 6, 2020

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The answer to offensive speech is more speech. The “more speech” doctrine is part of our democratic view of how government regulates (or does not regulate) speech.

At a time when there are more ways to communicate to more people, offensive speech, so-called hate speech, is in full bloom. This has not only been part of the national political landscape but also recently in our own backyard.

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