In the current days, cyber hate is growing exponentially. Transnational institutions and governments have produced several compilations of treaties and legislation to tackle it. Despite the lack of international consensus, a sense of urgency seems to emerge in Europe within civil society and public institutions to have an updated and applicable legislation to reach the balance between protection of freedom of speech and protection of human dignity. Assuming that having a more decent and tolerant Internet brings forth a more decent and tolerant society, it is clear that the unprecedented impact of social media needs legal regulation.
This report intends to be a compilation and analysis of legal frameworks, jurisprudence and measures to deal with cyber hate, placing a focus on Europe.
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Published on 12-03-17