Under international human rights standards, States are obliged to adopt a series of complex measures to ensure an enabling environment for freedom of expression and equality. In most instances, equality is better-promoted through positive measures, which increase understanding and tolerance, create spaces for inclusive dialogue, and promote intercultural understanding. The brief is not an exhaustive report on all positive measures undertaken in the respective countries: it provides examples of actions which illustrate possible approaches in this area, including for the media sector. The brief also aims to advance progressive interpretations of applicable international human rights law in this area, including to increase understanding of the standards laid out in the UN Rabat Plan of Action among decision-makers and stakeholders in the EU. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website.
When online hate speech goes extreme: The case of hate crimes
When online hate speech goes extreme: The case of hate crimes | SELMA Hacking Hate
Short of having lived under a rock since , it would be difficult for a modern internet user to claim ignorance as to the Alt-Right Movement. The term has been used increasingly to describe both those who have an explicitly racist agenda, but also online users who adhere to openly sexist views or attempt to generate controversy as a backlash against changes in conservative and liberal politics. Although this loose movement has existed for quite some time, it would be difficult not to equate its recent presence in media and on public places as a response to the Trump administration in the United States and the careless attitude it has unfortunately demonstrated in response to the consequences of their positioning. The August 12, Charlottesville, Virginia car attack was the most notorious of these incidents, and a prime example of the tone-deafness of the Trump Administration. The event, which garnered considerable press attention, involved James Alex Fields Jr. Because of this change in politics, a great deal of attention has been given to how the alt-right and other users espousing hateful comments have come to organize and communicate online. The truth is that there is still little consensus as to what defines the alt-right and thus, how it should be monitored effectively.
By Brendan Nyhan January 26, Since Sept. As these terms - which draw on a set of associated stereotypes - gain wider use, they are often used in an increasingly vague and logically nonsensical manner. In this way, "political hate speech" and other bits of political jargon are used to trigger an emotional reaction without making an argument as to why the term applies to a specific case. The term "political hate speech" has become a key weapon in the communications arsenal of the Republican National Committee under chairman Ed Gillespie.
Some countries consider hate speech to be a crime, because it encourages discrimination, intimidation, and violence toward the group or individual being targeted. Others counter that hate speech does nothing but fuel the flames of violence and brutality. To explore this concept, consider the following hate speech definition. Targeted attributes include such traits as ethnic background, sexual orientation, race, or disability, though there are other target attributes. In the U.