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New Coalition Against Hate Targets Incoming Trump Administration

A new group called the Coalition Against Hate, which includes the National Hispanic Media Coalition, is taking aim at the incoming Trump Administration with plans to push "media platforms" to "abandon hate speech as a model," it said.

The coalition said it will warn of the dangers of using the "alt-right" label to describe what it said is actually white supremacy, and that it will take issue with Trump appointees and staffers.

The candidate himself has broad-brushed Mexican immigrants as rapists and Muslims as potential terrorists and his tapping of Stephen Bannon of the Breitbart news site drew a firestorm of criticism from those who see that site, and Bannon, as facilitating hate speech..

There have been past efforts to get the FCC to crack down on "hate speech" that incites violence.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.