Hitdice wrote:Do you think hate speech legislation is required to counteract Trump's (yeah, I'll say his name) rhetoric? I'm a BIG fan of applying truth in advertising laws to political speech, but if you want to explain why hate speech legislation is a better idea, I'm totally willing to consider it.
How would you apply truth in advertising laws to his political speech?I'm all for shutting down the fake news kind of thing as well, but a lot of hate rhetoric could skate by truth in advertising laws. It would also bog down nearly all political speech in constant lawsuits, I suspect. Or be so lax it would accomplish nothing.
I've been thinking it over for a little while, and I've sort of started to think that if nearly all political speech is bogged down by lawsuits so constantly that political figures make a conscious effort to speak honestly every time they open their mouths, the world (well, the US) would be a better place.
I'm honestly not sure how to apply truth in advertising to his political speech, but then, I'm not a lawyer.