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A New York state senator has introduced legislation to combat hate speech on social media.

"The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump" is a new book from public intellectual and New York Times bestselling author, Stanley Fish.

How does the First Amendment really work? Is it a principle or a value? What is hate speech and should it always be banned? Are we free to declare our religious beliefs in the public square? What role, if any, should companies like Facebook play in policing the exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions?

Stanley Fish, “America’s most famous professor” (BookPage), explores these complex questions in "The First."

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Officials at the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College say they are investigating white supremacist signs and stickers that are being posted around the colleges' campuses.

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Flyers promoting a white supremacist group were found this week on parked cars in Saratoga Springs, where recent instances of hate speech are set to be discussed at a public meeting later this month.

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The Saratoga Springs City School District is looking for more information about a mysterious social media account that allegedly propagated hate speech.