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Capitol Hill Hearing on Online Hate Sees it Firsthand

A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and anti-Semitic comments. YouTube disabled the live chat section of the streaming video about 30 minutes into the hearing because of what it called "hateful comments." The incident came as executives at Google and Facebook appeared before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about the...

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