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An expert on ‘dangerous speech’ explains how Trump’s rhetoric and the recent spate of violence are and aren’t linked

“There have been a number of phrases that Trump has used repeatedly that have been picked up by other people on and offline that I suspect have true harmful effect,” explains Berkman Klein faculty associate Susan Benesch in a Q&A with the Washington Post about “dangerous speech” in the context of Donald Trump’s rhetoric.


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