Tech Companies Sever Business Ties with Hate Groups. But Should They?

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The violent rally in Charlottesville increased attention to organized racism and has pushed some tech companies including GoDaddy and Google to sever business ties with hate groups. But defenders of online free speech, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, urge caution in ostracizing political groups, saying it’s a slippery slope toward policing online speech and that companies dealing with internet infrastructure must remain neutral.  We'll look at the debate over how businesses should respond to clients whose views they renounce and what moral obligations, if any, businesses have.

Guests:
Hannah Kuchler, tech reporter, Financial Times
Cindy Cohn, executive director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Jonathan Vick, associate director for cyberhate response, Anti-Defamation League

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