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The Moral Status of Hate Speech Bans

Many governments ban hate speech. Are these bans morally permissible, morally required, or morally prohibited? The following links provide arguments on all sides of this issue. Your task is to find the best pro-ban argument you can, the best anti-ban argument you can, logically analyze both arguments, and figure out which argument best stands up to criticism.

Once you've figured it all out as best you can, write a paper according to the instructions in odyssey.htm.


Hate speech and violence - The Council of Europe

The Paradox of Tolerance. Karl Popper is probably the most…

Nineteen arguments for hate speech bans – and against them

And a big long list of responses to pro-ban arguments:


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