Regulation of Internet Hate Sites
A hate crime is commonly defined as”a criminal offense committed against persons, property, or society thatis motivated, in whole or in part, by an offenderâs bias against anindividualâs or a groupâs perceived race, religion, ethnic/national origin,gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation” (Taylor, Fritsch,Liederbach, & Holt, 2015, p. 220). Hate crimes are illegal and most stateshave hate crime statutes that provide enhanced penalties for these types ofcrimes. Contemporary technology allows hate to be spread farther and widerthrough the use of hate sites than can be done by word of mouth. These sitesare accessible to anyone with a computer. While hate crimes are illegal andoften carry harsh penalties, hate sites are not illegal. Those who launch hatesites rely on the U.S. Constitution and their right to freedom of speech asprotection from the law.
For this Discussion, consider whetherhate sites should be monitored and regulated. Think about whether or notmonitoring and regulating these sites might infringe upon freedom of speech.
Reference: Taylor,R. W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2015). Digital crime and digitalterrorism (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Post by Day 2 an explanation of whether or not hatesites should be monitored and regulated. Then explain whether or not monitoringand regulating hate sites might infringe upon freedom of speech.
Be sure to support your postingsand responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
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It is important that you cover all the topics identified in theassignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUTpresenting an explanation from the readings for this class
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed forthis assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
- Course Text: Taylor,R. W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2015). Digital crime anddigital terrorism. (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
- Chapter 9,”Anarchy and Hate on the World Wide Web”
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- Article: InternationalNetwork Against CyberHate (INACH). (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2011, fromhttp://www.inach.net
- Article:Goldsborough, R. (2001). Dealing with hate on the Internet. TeacherLibrarian, 29(1), 46.
- Article:Nemes, I. (2002). Regulating hate speech in cyberspace: Issues ofdesirability and efficacy. Information & Communications TechnologyLaw, 11(3), 193â220.
- Article:Tsesis, A. (2001). Hate in cyberspace: Regulating hate speech on theInternet. San Diego Law Review, 38(3), 817.