Hate crime on social media should be punished

Social media users who persistently spread racial hatred online should be given “internet asbos” blocking them from sites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to an MPs’ report that examines the rising levels of antisemitism in Britain.

The Crown Prosecution Service has been asked by the all-party parliamentary inquiry into antisemitism to examine whether prevention orders, similar to those used to restrict sex offenders’ online access, could be applied to hate crimes.

The MPs suggested the orders could be imposed to bar determined perpetrators from social media.

Country: UK

Domains: IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: hate speech, Internet, social media, antisemitism report, hate crimes

Posted on Monday 9 February 2015

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