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Is This the Worst Lawsuit of 2019?

We have freedom of speech in America, but it has limits. For one, if we defame other people—saying something untrue that hurts their reputation—we can be sued for damages. One defense to such a lawsuit is that the harmful speech is true. You can’t defame someone if what you’re saying is correct. Which takes us to the strange lawsuit filed...

What Should We Do About Hate Speech?

Vile, racist, and bigoted words and thoughts have proliferated since the dawn of social media.  Such “hate speech” does real harm. It can be demeaning, deflating, and deafening. So what do we do about it? What's the 'answer' to hate speech online? Empirical data even suggests that frequent verbal harassment can manifest itself as serious physical ailments, including high blood pressure,...