Ted Cruz was the first to take a bite out of Douchebag-in-Charge Mark Zuckerberg. But Ben Sasse wasn’t going to let Cruz be the only one to make the Markster cry.
How do you define “hate speech”?
This comes after Marky Mark outlined that his platform would eventually develop AI which could wipe out “hate speech” like your mom wiped your tushie as an infant. I embellished there a bit.
Going from “violent groups to hate speech in a hurry” is a problem. Policing speech, on a giant platform like Facebook, is a huge issue. Adults, as Sasse pointed out, need to engage in debate. However petty the comment sections may be. Calling for violence isn’t protected. We’ve already made that clear. But “hurting feelings” isn’t hate speech. You don’t have the right to go through life not getting offended. Otherwise, I would’ve sued Hillary Clinton whenever she called herself a woman. Don’t lump me in with her.
People like Mark Zuckerberg are running the internet. They’re the gatekeepers. They want to ban “hate speech” but can’t even define the term. Scared?
As to Sasse’s point about social media addiction, I’ve hit on that as well: OPINION: Social Media, and How We Use It, is a Real Problem.