Thursday June 6, 2019
It is impossible to define “white nationalism.” It is also impossible to define “hate speech,” that is unless you’re a Democrat senator or a CNN talking head.
One person’s hate speech is another person’s right to practice the First Amendment. I am free to say whatever ridiculous thing crosses my mind, according to the Bill of Rights. It’s up to you, the listener or reader, to decide if I’m a racist or sexist idiot. It’s not up to Congress, members of which swore to uphold rights enumerated in that document. It’s up to you, the individual.
If you are offended—and so many are these days—it is your prerogative to not listen, watch, or read.
Enter Senator Mark Warner. The Democrat from Virginia recently pounced on a favored scapegoat—YouTube.
“Congress has focused a great deal on the ways in which Russian operatives exploited Twitter and Facebook in 2016, but an underdeveloped area has been the extent to which YouTube has been used by a range of bad actors, including far-right groups, to facilitate targeted harassment, spread extremist content, and radicalize an entire generation of young users,” Warner told The Hill.