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Senate panel moves to compel 3 social media CEOs to testify

A Senate panel voted Thursday to compel testimony from the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter as lawmakers opened a new front in the battle over hate speech, misinformation and perceived political bias on social media a month before the presidential election.

Rob Curley: In the face of hate, Spokane showed its strength

On the very day it was announced that Matthew Shepard’s ashes would be interred at the Washington National Cathedral, 20 years after his death, Westboro Baptist showed up in Spokane for pickets at Lewis and Clark High School and Gonzaga University.

Facebook removes Alex Jones pages for hate, bullying

Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to rightwing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including two featuring his “Infowars” show, for violating its hate speech and bullying policies.

A Montana rabbi met hate in Whitefish and found community support

In December 2016, the national spotlight fell on a Whitefish resident and influential racist named Richard Spencer. The town became the target of an anti-Semitic “troll storm” in which the Rostons and their neighbors received threats and had their home addresses shared online. At the time, there were only three Jewish families in the resort town of 7,000 people.

Free speech getting clobbered, literally

Some on the left are redefining hate speech, in particular, as a form of violence, creating a rationale for using violence to shut it down.

Variety of views remains our mission

The Opinion section is meant to reflect a variety of viewpoints, and we believe there is great value in that. Where else will this occur, if not here?

Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday condemned hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the U.S. was founded and promotes abroad. He also lamented a lack of diversity in the U.S. diplomatic corps and pledged to increase minority hiring.