What Do You Do With the Jerks?

Here is Brian Cuban’s open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The big question is what should Facebook do with hate groups?

Should Facebook allow fully open discussion and let the fringe have free reign, or do they draw a line? If they draw a line, where is it?

This grew out of a problem with Holocaust denial groups.

Let me first say that Holocaust deniers offend me on so many levels (If you are a Holocaust denier and you are reading this, I want you to know that I am not on your side. I think you are a stupid asshole… but you probably don’t care).

That being said, I am a free speech proponent and I am willing to stand behind that freedom, even if I hate what you’ve got to say. I say let these jerks have their little spot of digital property on Facebook. Facebook cannot possibly police all offensive groups, and not all offensive groups are going to be as clean cut as Holocaust deniers and KKK members. The existence of these groups makes me sad, but defending their right to exist protects and preserves the most important right on the Internet.

Without free speech the Internet just doesn’t work.

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