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  1. Introduction
  2. Tolerance for Hate Speech
  3. Human activists
  4. Conclusion

Upholding tolerance of each individual viewpoint is often met with mixed response in different circles. In reality, tolerance in the social settings is championed as an adorable accomplishment in the contemporary global order seeking diversity and equity. The desire to attain tolerance is hyped by the movements lodged in the democratic society to sensitize on fundamental rights and freedom of speech. However, instances infringing the freedom of speech may mandate suspension of such tolerance. To what limit is tolerance acceptable without affecting a healthy social order? Striking the balance between freedom of speech against intolerable hate speech is a contentious issue among forces siding along the two opposing flanks. The bone of contention lies in the social cost of tolerating hate speech and acknowledging the impact of dialogues as foundations of unhealthy boils to the social order. Many a times, free speech is regarded as a social power through which various groups in the society make their position known to others.

[...] To what limit is tolerance acceptable without affecting a healthy social order? Striking the balance between freedom of speech against intolerable hate speech is a contentious issue among forces siding along the two opposing flanks. The bone of contention lies in the social cost of tolerating hate speech and acknowledging the impact of dialogues as foundations of unhealthy boils to the social order. Many a times, free speech is regarded as a social power through which various groups in the society make their position known to others. [...]


[...] Such occasions have in the past gone unpunished but their present impact of instigating global violence has forced government to push reforms in the administration of such sites to hedge against such risk. For instance, the French government is at the forefront calling for Twitter, Facebook and other social sites to prosecute hate speech mongers in line with laws already on the books (Farago, Para 9). This calls for each nation to exercise its privilege in striking balance between tolerating free expression against protecting human dignity. Many a times, human activists have embraced the view that banning hate speech in the TV serials and films is the solution. [...]

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