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The First Amendment guarantees that people in the United States can freely express their opinions without fear of punishment. But some words cross a line to become hate speech. In October 2018, a man named Robert Bowers committed hate speech on social media before killing 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue. An expert from the United Nations warns that online hate speech is increasing around the world. Racial, ethnic, and religious groups are being targeted.

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