speech that attacks, threatens, or insults a person or group on the basis of national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
What Is Freedom of Speech?We Americans love to refer to the First Amendment and our right to “free speech.” There is abundant room for interpretation and nuance.
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Examples from the Web for hate speech
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The Penalty In France, a typical sentence for hate-speech crimes is six months in prison and a fine of €22,500 ($31,207).
British Dictionary definitions for hate speech
speech disparaging a racial, sexual, or ethnic group or a member of such a group
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