Media watch – Friday

25 May 2018


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  1. sorethumb

     /  May 25, 2018

    On line viewer asks for a quantifiable definition of hate speech

    Spoonley [53;00]
    Anything that spreads promotes or justifies and then there’s racial hatred xenophobia anti semitism and of course what we’ve done recently is expand that out to include religion disability gender age and sexual orientation. The second part of that is that it incites hate, and often violence.
    Golriz: Elections won and lost on comments section. We know that now.Suggests Mathew hooten might have 10 twitter accounts. [59:00]
    She had a spat with Gareth Morgan over compulsory Te Reo. Morgan said she hadn’t been here long enough to be talking about that. That was hate, but she got a lot of counter comments which were “love”.