CRTC Asked to Block Hate Site

24 Aug ’06

Mark Goldberg blogs an application to the CRTC to block two foreign sites featuring hate content. Michael has more details and some good questions.

The question of the state’s proper role in suppressing speech of any kind – even the biliously hateful content at issue in this case – will not be settled here. But I have always been profoundly troubled by any opportunity on the state’s part to insert itself between citizen and idea. And I have no faith in the ability of the CRTC, or any other state entity short of an appellate court, to make sensible judgments about the proper scope of state intervention in these matters.

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