In the following viewpoint, Charles Platt claims that hate speech on the Internet is not the problem that many antihate groups portray it as. In fact, he argues that most people who use the Internet are uninterested in physical differences such as ethnicity or nationality. Platt maintains that hate speech on the Internet will never be regulated, since it is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Charles Platt is a contributing writer to Wired magazine.
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