Key Issues

RUMOR:

Hate speech rules violate the First Amendment.

REALITY:

You can’t hide threats behind free speech.

Hate speech is protected by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court upheld this protection again in Matal v. Tam 2017. However, speech meant to cause violence, false advertising, slander or libel can be banned by the government. If speech crosses these lines, it is not protected.

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