The web has become an increasingly popular place for hate groups to congregate, and in many ways hide in plain sight, using the latest trends in technology to communicate, organize and add members. What Is a Hate Group? A hate group is an organized group or movement that advocates and practices hatred, hostility, or violence towards members of a race, ethnicity, nation, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other designated sector of society. In addition to the ease of communication, the Internet has for some time provided extremists with a sense of community, that they are not alone in their beliefs.
It made certain acts motivated by racism or xenophobia illegal. It is also known as the Moureaux Law. The Belgian Holocaust denial law, passed on 23 Marchbans public Holocaust denial. Specifically, the law makes it illegal to publicly "deny, play down, justify or approve of the genocide committed by the Nazi German regime during the Second World War.
Brazil[ edit ] In Brazilaccording to the Brazilian Constitutionracism is an "Offense with no statute of limitations and no right to bail for the defendant.
Hate speech laws in Canada In Canadaadvocating genocide against any "identifiable group" is an indictable offence under the Criminal Code and carries a maximum sentence of five years' imprisonment.
There is no minimum sentence. It can be prosecuted either as an indictable offence with a maximum sentence of two years' imprisonment, or as a summary conviction offence with a maximum sentence of six months' imprisonment.
There are no minimum sentences in either case. The landmark judicial decision on the constitutionality of this law was R v Keegstra An "identifiable group" is defined for both offences as "any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or mental or physical disability".
Council of Europe[ edit ] The Council of Europe has worked intensively on this issue. While Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights does not prohibit criminal laws against revisionism such as denial or minimization of genocides or crimes against humanityas interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights ECtHRthe Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe went further and recommended in that member governments "take appropriate steps to combat hate speech" under its Recommendation R 97 Croatia[ edit ] The Croatian Constitution guarantees freedom of speechbut the Croatian penal code prohibits discrimination and punishes anyone "who based on differences of race, religion, language, political or other belief, wealth, birth, education, social status or other properties, gender, skin color, nationality or ethnicity violates basic human rights and freedoms recognized by the international community.
Ethnic agitation is punishable with a fine or up to 2 years in prison, or 4 months to 4 years if aggravated such as incitement to genocide. Certain politicians, including Member of Parliament and the leader of the Finns Party Jussi Halla-ahoconsider the term "hate speech" problematic because of the disagreement over its definition.
Hate speech laws in France France 's penal code and press laws prohibit public and private communication that is defamatory or insulting, or that incites discrimination, hatred, or violence against a person or group on account of place of origin, ethnicity or lack thereof, nationalityracespecific religionsex, sexual orientationor handicap.
The law prohibits declarations that justify or deny crimes against humanity—for example, the Holocaust Gayssot Act. Thus for instance it is illegal to publicly call certain ethnic groups "maggots" or "freeloaders". On June 30,Germany approved a bill criminalizing hate speech on social media sites.
Anyone who in a ridiculing, slanderous, insulting, threatening or any other manner publicly assaults a person or a group of people on the basis of their nationality, skin colour, race, religion or sexual orientation, shall be fined or jailed for up to 2 years. In this context "assault" does not refer to physical violence but only to verbal assault.
Hate speech laws in India Freedom of speech and expression is protected by article 19 1 of the constitution of India, but under article 19 2 "reasonable restrictions" can be imposed on freedom of speech and expression in the interest of "the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence".
The statements are said to be an example of similar messages intolerance being preached throughout the country by radical clerics. Article 4 of the convention sets forth provisions calling for the criminalization of hate speech. But the Japanese government has suspended the provisions, saying actions to spread or promote the idea of racial discrimination have not been taken in Japan to such an extent that legal action is necessary.
The Foreign Ministry says that this assessment remains unchanged. The committee's recommendation called for the Japanese government to better educate Japanese society on the plight of women who were forced into sexual slavery to prevent stigmatization, and to take necessary measures to repair the lasting effects of exploitation, including addressing their right to compensation.
Participants called on the Japanese government to "sincerely adhere" to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Sexual minorities and the disabled also participated in the march. However, it does not ban hate speech and sets no penalty for committing it.Meet someone who hates the same stuff..
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Hate on the Internet: A Response Guide for Educators and Families affiliated Web sites and distributes propaganda through extensive online mailing lists, bulletin boards, and chat rooms. In the interview this week, Prince blamed some of those outcomes on the companies hosting the hate sites.
He said the hosts in some cases had actually been the ones forwarding people’s names and emails to the sites’ owners.
Jul 24, · The negative impacts of hate speech cannot be mitigated by the responses of third-party observers, as hate speech aims at two goals. First, it is an attempt to tell bigots that they are not alone.
Hate Sites Bash Lieberman Vice President Al Gore's selection of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman as his running mate sparked a flurry of discussion on the Internet Tuesday, including a .