Politically Ignorant: New York Governor Kathy Hochul Doesn’t Know First Amendment, Says “Hate Speech” Is Not Protected Speech

Despite Hochul’s claims, so-called “hate speech” is protected by the First Amendment

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On the same day that she suggested Twitch was an “accomplice” to the Buffalo mass shooting, New York Governor Kathy Hochul said “hate speech is not protected” and called for platforms to implement real-time censorship measures that takedown certain categories of content within seconds of it being posted.

Hochul made the comments on Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” where she discussed Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York where 10 people were killed and three people were injured.


“The CEOs of those companies need to be held accountable and assure all of us that they’re taking every step humanly possible to be monitoring this information,” Hochul said.

Hochul continued by insisting that social media platforms use their resources, technology, and employees to constantly monitor keywords associated with “depraved ideas” and “white supremacy manifestos” and then censor associated content in real-time.

“These companies have a lot of money, they have resources, they have technology,” Hochul said. “Keywords show up. They need to be identified, someone needs to watch this and to shut it down the second it appears.”

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