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I think it would be difficult to draft legislation, precisely because of the random element in 'stochastic'. For instance, if a Catholic cleric rails against abortion, and then a loan wolf kills an abortion clinic worker.  Could you prosecute?

Most countries have incitement to hatred legislation, and broadcasting authorities which set a higher standard for TV and radio stations. That could be the model.  After all, access to the public airways is a privilege.  Freedom of speech doesn't give any one organisation the exclusive right to a broadcast frequency.

The withdrawal of a licence to broadcast would also be a civil matter, and so the burden of proof much lower than in a criminal trial.

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