Based on a research study, young individuals and religious groups are more willing to support the censorship behind hate speech as compared to the older people. On the other hand, the more educated the person is, the more they prefer not to censor hate speech. (Lambe, 2004)
In general, hate speech is considered as a serious social and political problem since it could lead to a civil war causing a massive environmental destruction and deaths between two different states or neighboring countries. (Staub, 1989) A good example wherein a hate propaganda has resulted to a civil war happened in Congo back in 1998 up to 2003 wherein hate speech was used in developing a social and ethnic conflict between the tribes of Hema and Lendu causing as much as 7,000 deaths due to intention violent killing or massacre.
The media such as the TV and radio stations including the newspapers are the common tools used in delivering hate speech. The president and some of the government officials, as well as some of the local tycoons, have the political and financial capability to manipulate the people around them in order to satisfy their own personal interests.
Since powerful individuals often have a direct access to different sources of media, it is easier for them to disrupt the social and political peace by being able to influence the publication or publicity of hate speech. In the end, hate speech causes a great impact on the people’s emotional responsiveness and an unfair misconception of certain political and social issues.