straight for equality
Talking Inclusively: June 2017

Welcome to Talking Inclusively, a monthly series designed by PFLAG National's Straight for Equality program to create conversation about intersectionality, LGBTQ+ issues, inclusion and more! Each month we’ll offer an article on diverse topics and suggest a few questions that you can use to lead a discussion focused on how we can make space that is more welcoming for everyone.

Have feedback about how your conversation went? Run across an article you’d like us to consider? Let us know by e-mailing [email protected].

What Should Web Platforms Do About Hate Speech?

Source: Vocativ

Author: Sara Morrison

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Do you think that web platforms have a responsibility to monitor and regulate hate speech created by their users?
  2. In your experience, have you seen or heard more hate speech on web platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud over the past year? If so, why do you think that is?
  3. In your opinion, should web platforms be more concerned with providing a free-speech first platform or protecting users from hate speech? Why?