Horizon Forum: What Do the Experts Say: Sector Responses to Hate Speech
As the problems of political polarization, extremism, and hate speech increasingly impact public life in the United States, various sectors have responded in ways unique to their own circumstances and institutions. Social media companies, in particular, have become contentious sites of debate over what constitutes the line between hate speech and free speech. Likewise, university campuses — long heralded as a pristine marketplace of ideas — are now facing increasing pressure from stakeholders on all sides to regulate faculty speech and guest speaker activity. Experiences from these sectors may help leaders in philanthropy and grantmaking as they navigate these debates in their own spaces.