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Cyber Bullying and Hate Speech: Need for Laws and Regulations

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The Internet has little or no regulation in America, while in other countries, issues like hate speech and copyright infringement have caused a new set of regulations to be enforced. In America, the first amendment and freedom of expression guarantees racist and bigoted groups the right to express their views.

Should America have regulations banning or regulating hate speech?
Similarly, hate speech and/or cyber-bullying are not regulated either. Should the federal government initiate laws and punishments for these online issues?
What if the cyber-bullying results in off-line consequences, like suicide?

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Communication in the digital age
The Internet has little or no regulation in America, while in other countries, issues like hate speech and copyright infringement have caused a new set of regulations to be enforced. In America, the first amendment and freedom of expression guarantees racist and bigoted groups the right to express their views.

Should America have regulations banning or regulating hate speech?
Hate is never effective way of getting one's grievances or concerns addressed. If anything, we see from all these violent sentiments and bigotry, arrogance, and racism, that these ideas only lead to more expressed hatred and more violence of unjustifiable terror attacks which take the form of long drawn-out wars. It will certainly help to place laws and regulations for proactively restraining those individuals and groups who take it upon themselves to defame, denigrate, humiliate, provoke, plan against aby means promoting and engaging in fatal harassing violent attacks, and thereby, violate the rights of their targets.

Canada has more stringent cyber-bullying and hate speech laws that US does. Hate speech is delivered everyday by individuals and groups who really want to physically and personally attack their targets ...

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