What does hate speech mean?

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  1. hate speech(Noun)

    a term for speech that attacks or disparages a person or group of people based on their social or ethnic group


  1. Hate speech

    Hate speech is, outside the law, communication that vilifies a person or a group based on discrimination against that person or group. In law, hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual or group, or because it disparages or intimidates a protected individual or group. The law may identify a protected individual or a protected group by certain characteristics. In some countries, a victim of hate speech may seek redress under civil law, criminal law, or both. A website that uses hate speech is called a hate site. Most of these sites contain Internet forums and news briefs that emphasize a particular viewpoint. There has been debate over how freedom of speech applies to the Internet. Critics have argued that the term "hate speech" is a contemporary example of Newspeak, used to silence critics of social policies that have been poorly implemented in a rush to appear politically correct.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hate speech in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hate speech in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leslie Jones:

    Hate speech and freedom of speech, two different things.

  2. Louis Fishman:

    Buildings might be protected but the people who visit them are subjected to regular hate speech and threats.

  3. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner:

    There is a difference between freedom of expression and hate speech, there is no place for hate speech on campus. If she was attacking gays or Hispanics, there would be no tolerance for that.

  4. Batory Foundation spokeswoman Agata Szypulska:

    If you look at the numbers, it's almost 77 % of youngsters that encounter homophobic hate speech online, and almost 65 % encountered homophobic hate speech among their peers, we focused on homophobia because we saw those numbers and we found them very alarming.

  5. Ellen Fineberg:

    Donald Trump is maligning Muslims and there is a history in our world of hate speech, as someone who is of a Jewish background, I know that hate speech was the beginning for Hitler and for what happened in World War II. And so we need to stand up now and really speak out against this kind of derogatory statements that Trump is making across the board.

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