The internet has a problem with hate speech. So wouldn’t it be easier to just turn it all off? Would limiting what people can say really stop the hate?
‘You don’t just end up scooping up the violent communications, but also essential public interest information that individuals might need to know,’ says Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index On Censorship. ‘It’s a very blunt tool response that often ends up potentially causing more harm than it does good.’