hate speech

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From hate +‎ speech. Compare Old English hetesprǣċ (hateful speech).


hate speech (uncountable)

  1. Speech that attacks or disparages a person or group of persons on the basis of origin, race, nationality, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
    Coordinate term: hate crime
    • 2013 May 30, “Hate Speech on Facebook”, in New York Times[1]:
      Facebook belatedly moved to further restrict hate speech that glorified violence against women after an organized social media campaign caused some companies like Nissan, the automaker, to withhold advertising from the site.


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