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Teen Voices: Hate Speech Online

As humans, we thrive on social connections and group associations. But this tendency can also lead to us to be suspicious of people outside our group. This fear -- xenophobia -- can often fuel online communication that's offensive, hateful, or even threatening. In this video, teens share their candid thoughts about online hate speech, including why they think it happens, and the the ways they respond when they encounter hate speech online.