What role does censorship play in protecting the marginalized? Should the government regulate hate speech online? Should corporations have online speech "police"? (Yikes!) We wade into the rhetorical, ideological bog with this one. With special guest Jonathan Taylor, we examine, through the lens of The Hate Debate episode of the podcast More Perfect, who is protected by the first amendment (spoiler alert: the privileged), making hate speech the new "fire!" in a crowded theater, the differences between free speech standards in the UK and the US and, finally, we ask ourselves, how do we transform the power behind speech and wield the sh*t out of it?
Listen to the original episode here: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/hate-debate/