Does Neo-Nazi Trolling Cross Free Speech Boundaries?
Everyone has rights to their own free speech, though recently that concept has been under question, as a lawsuit over a Neo-Nazi “troll army” has become national news. It stems from a white supremacist having his followers harass a Jewish woman, who filed the lawsuit. In a recent Vice article, Roy Gutterman. First Amendment expert and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech, spoke about this issue.
“I don’t know how law enforcement could really rein in anybody in a situation like this,” he said. “It all depends on the nature of the language used to inspire people to send those nasty emails. It could fall under some general incitement principals, but then the second part of incitement is imminent lawless action, and I’m not sure we have that here.”