House Dems want study on Internet hate speech

House Dems want study on Internet hate speech

“This legislation will mandate a comprehensive analysis of criminal and hateful activity on the Internet that occurs outside of the zone of the First Amendment protection.”
His legislation requires the NTIA to update its report to examine how the Internet and mobile phones can be used to encourage and commit hate crimes based on race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

The NTIA would also have to recommend a way to address these actions “while respecting the important protections of the First Amendment.”
The NAACP supports the bill, and says more information is needed about how people commit or encourage hate crimes online.

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