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Technology8chan ‘has no intent of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech,’ owner will tell Congress

17:40  05 september  2019
17:40  05 september  2019 Source:

8chan owner says site will stay down until he talks with Congress

8chan owner says site will stay down until he talks with Congress He says the image board is offline "voluntarily."

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise This is why: 1. Hate speech is a form of verbal bullying. This can and has led to suicides, murders 2. Hate speech is simply mean. You shouldn't engage in it and if someone else is, tell them to be quiet.

Why would the Justices say hate speech is constitutionally protected ? Because they don't trust government officials to decide which ideas are 2: Threats of violence and incitement to violence are not protected , but that has nothing to do with " hateful " content. 3: and Hate crime laws can punish

Jim Watkins, the owner of 8chan, is slated to provide evidence to Congress on Thursday after the House Homeland Security Committee subpoenaed him for testimony last month.

8chan ‘has no intent of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech,’ owner will tell Congress© Jim Watkins, YouTube

Watkins’ appearance before the committee was prompted by a series of racist shootings across the world where attackers posted manifestos outlining their hateful, white supremacist motives to the imageboard prior to opening fire. The latest attack in the United States occurred last month in El Paso, Texas, resulting in the deaths of over 20 people and drawing the attention of lawmakers who compelled Watkins to speak on Thursday.

House Homeland Security Committee subpoenas 8chan owner

House Homeland Security Committee subpoenas 8chan owner The House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday subpoenaed the owner of 8chan, the internet messaging board linked to three mass shootings this year, to testify before Congress.House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and ranking member Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) issued the subpoena of Jim Watkins in order to support its ongoing probe into extremist content online."Today the Committee on Homeland Security issued a subpoena to Jim Watkins, the owner of the website 8chan," the leaders of the committee, which has partial jurisdiction over the issue of domestic terrorism, said in a statement.

In the name of protecting Jewish students from discrimination, S. 10, if approved by the House, will encourage universities to suppress dissenting political opinions and have a chilling effect on constitutionally protected speech . Parse “ hate speech isnt free speech ”.

Free speech does not protect hate speech . Thus we see the logical consequences of the idea that Howard Dean, former chairman of the In the United States, " hate speech " is not a legally defined or constitutionally relevant category. Time and again, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that

“This is at least the third act of white supremacist extremist violence linked to your website this year,” committee leaders wrote to Watkins last month. “Americans deserve to know what, if anything, you, as the owner and operator, are doing to address the proliferation of extremist content on 8chan,” A week later, the committee subpoenaed Watkins for the testimony he plans to give today.

8chan “has no intent of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech”

In his prepared remarks, Watkins paints 8chan as “a one-of-a kind discussion board” where users discuss politics, video games, and “down-home recipes.” The racist speech that plagues the platform only comes from “a small minority of users,” according to Watkins, and 8chan “has no intent of deleting constitutionally protected hate speech.”

8chan owner Jim Watkins subpoenaed to testify before House committee

8chan owner Jim Watkins subpoenaed to testify before House committee The forum played a role in at least three mass shootings in the past year

Hate speech is a statement intended to demean and brutalize another, or the use of cruel and derogatory language on the basis of real or alleged membership in a social group.

The Constitution of India and its hate speech laws aim to prevent discord among its many ethnic and religious communities. The laws allow a citizen to seek the punishment of anyone who shows the citizen disrespect "on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language

Watkins does address all three major racist shootings in his prepared statement; including Christchurch, New Zealand; Poway, California; and El Paso. He lists how long it took for moderators to take down the original postings from the shooters (varying from a few minutes to several hours) and says that all deleted content is removed by hand from 8chan’s human moderators.

8chan is still down on the web after several internet infrastructure companies like Cloudflare pulled their services to the site after the El Paso shooting. Watkins says that the site will continue to stay “offline voluntarily” and “may come back online” as soon as he is able to develop new tools to counter illegal content. Prior to El Paso, Watkins says that his team was working on a way to restrict the site when in an emergency, like creating a “read-only” mode or prohibiting users from posting files or using the Tor Network to access the site.

8chan “is currently working to expand on these models,” Watkins said. It’s not clear if the site’s moderators were aware that the site was developing these new restriction tools.

Watkins is expected to provide evidence to committee staffers behind closed doors on Thursday, not to lawmakers directly. For this meeting, Watkins retained lawyer Benjamin Barr, who has represented the right-wing Project Veritas group before. It’s unclear if or when a transcript of the meeting will be released publicly.

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