Opinion

Interested in picking the brain of an Internet user and regulator? Find out how to deal with hate speech in the most effective way!

Joel Einstein

Joel is a Sydney University student who regulates anti-semitic content online. He likes to observe and participate in the moderation of hate speech.

Have a listen to his thoughts on censorship, regulation and the best way to be heard in the online world!

Vic Alhadef

Vic is CEO of the Jewish Board of Deputies and a NSW Human Rights Award judge. Vic believes that the anonymity of the Internet makes hate speech too easy.

Have a listen to his thoughts on why we don’t have an absolute right to free speech!

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Image supplied by and used with the permission of Vic Alhadef

   

Hate sites have become a noxious disease in the public discourse…

Free speech, as with all freedoms, comes with responsibility. It’s a question of balancing rights and responsibilities. We do not have absolute free speech, and that is because we need to consider the rights of others.

Free speech, as with all freedoms, comes with responsibility. It’s a question of balancing rights and responsibilities. We do not have absolute free speech, and that is because we need to consider the rights of others.

We need to monitor words first and foremost because after that it flows onto violence and genocide.

There needs to be a direct point of contact with Facebook when there are problematic issues, and there needs to be a far quicker response.

Every online platform needs to have filtering systems. Yes, it’s costly, but the cost to society is far worse and far more damaging if we allow hatred…

It is just too easy to be anonymous online and put up racial hatred.

The responsibility lies with Facebook, because it is Facebook that is giving the comment a platform, and it is Facebook that is making a decision of whether to keep it up there or not…

I think the law’s inability to keep up is probably the single biggest problem, allied with the lack of awareness of what is offensive.

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