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#Hate speech

# hate-speech - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech
# Social Media
# Social Media

Sharing hate speech online to become criminal offence but there will be protections for freedom of speech

Dec 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 27,051 Views 118 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee aims to bring forward new legislation by Easter 2021.

# hate-speech - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law
# Kildare Street
# Kildare Street

Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law

Feb 2nd 2020, 8:28 AM 42,007 Views 67 Comments

Demonstrators from rival sides were forced apart by gardaí as the rally took place outside Leinster House.

# hate-speech - Monday 27 January, 2020

Charities and community groups pen open letter to politicians urging them not to use 'hate speech'
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Charities and community groups pen open letter to politicians urging them not to use 'hate speech'

Jan 27th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,627 Views 29 Comments

Groups including Amnesty International Ireland have called for politicians to avoid hate speech during their campaigns.

# hate-speech - Monday 2 December, 2019

Ireland is failing to meet its obligations regarding hate crime, report says
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Ireland is failing to meet its obligations regarding hate crime, report says

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:03 PM 8,101 Views 30 Comments

The report was written as an alternative to previous hate crime reports submitted to the United Nations.

# hate-speech - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'The law is weak': Government launches public consultation on hate speech
# Racism
# Racism

'The law is weak': Government launches public consultation on hate speech

Updated Oct 24th 2019, 1:12 PM 17,116 Views 64 Comments

The Department of Justice is currently finalising research on legislative approaches to tackling hate crime in other countries.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Dublin City councillor issues complaint against Gemma O'Doherty over hijab comments
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Dublin City councillor issues complaint against Gemma O'Doherty over hijab comments

Aug 20th 2019, 6:05 AM 53,993 Views 93 Comments

A formal complaint was made to gardaí yesterday.

# hate-speech - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

YouTube bans Gemma O'Doherty over 'hate speech' policy breaches
# Policy Breach
# Policy Breach

YouTube bans Gemma O'Doherty over 'hate speech' policy breaches

Jul 17th 2019, 11:18 AM 34,316 Views 0 Comments

O’Doherty continued to post videos on a second YouTube account despite receiving a seven-day ban.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Twitter bans 'dehumanising' posts towards religious groups
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Twitter bans 'dehumanising' posts towards religious groups

Jul 9th 2019, 10:30 PM 13,193 Views 37 Comments

The social media giant now bans posts that liken religious groups to rats, viruses or maggots.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Calls for sanctions to be placed on local authorities who fail to provide Traveller accommodation
# ECRI
# ECRI

Calls for sanctions to be placed on local authorities who fail to provide Traveller accommodation

Jun 4th 2019, 12:28 PM 23,243 Views 70 Comments

The ECRI said the majority of local authorities have “consistently failed” to provide adequate accommodation for Travellers.

# hate-speech - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Opinion: It is time to stop paying people to spread hate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: It is time to stop paying people to spread hate

Mar 30th 2019, 7:30 AM 16,288 Views 157 Comments

Hit them where it hurts. When so-called ‘provocateur’ Milo Yiannopoulos overstepped the line, he lost his book deal and now he is reported to be heavily in debt, writes Kate O’Brien.

# hate-speech - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to 'white nationalists'
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to 'white nationalists'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 11:59 AM 9,840 Views 28 Comments

Facebook previously linked expressions of white nationalism with broader concepts of nationalism and separatism.

# hate-speech - Thursday 29 November, 2018

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged
# Dcu Report
# Dcu Report

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged

Nov 29th 2018, 9:17 AM 10,553 Views 0 Comments

A DCU report said that there were two types of people who posted hate speech: those “versed” in it and those who just reproduce it.

# hate-speech - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'He hasn't violated our rules': Twitter chief defends not suspending Infowars' Alex Jones
# Infowars
# Infowars

'He hasn't violated our rules': Twitter chief defends not suspending Infowars' Alex Jones

Aug 8th 2018, 7:59 AM 20,098 Views 38 Comments

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube have all banned Alex Jones, who runs the website Infowars.

# hate-speech - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Kilkenny mosque debate: 'This could become dangerous. Tensions could escalate'
# Column
# Column

Kilkenny mosque debate: 'This could become dangerous. Tensions could escalate'

Apr 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 89,528 Views 206 Comments

This week I wished I lived in Ballaghadareen and not in Kilkenny, writes Malcolm Noonan.

# hate-speech - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger
# Princeton
# Princeton

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger

Feb 14th 2018, 8:29 AM 18,101 Views 72 Comments

Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on free speech.

# hate-speech - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected

Apr 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 30,140 Views 87 Comments

Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.

# hate-speech - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Germany to fine tech giants up to €50 million for hate speech and fake news
# David V Goliath
# David V Goliath

Germany to fine tech giants up to €50 million for hate speech and fake news

Apr 5th 2017, 11:25 AM 10,009 Views 82 Comments

A Syrian refugee recently lost a court case after he was targetted by Facebook trolls over a photo with Angela Merkel.

# hate-speech - Friday 10 March, 2017

Extremist who called Jewish people 'subhuman animals' jailed in London
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

Extremist who called Jewish people 'subhuman animals' jailed in London

Mar 10th 2017, 5:33 PM 8,880 Views 58 Comments

Lawrence Burns has been sentenced to four years in prison.

# hate-speech - Friday 28 October, 2016

Dutch anti-Islam politician to snub his own hate speech trial
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Dutch anti-Islam politician to snub his own hate speech trial

Oct 28th 2016, 3:26 PM 9,945 Views 127 Comments

Geert Wilders is facing charges over comments made in 2014 about Moroccan residents in the Netherlands.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Council of Europe slams infamous "cockroaches" column by Katie Hopkins as "hate speech"
# Offensive
# Offensive

Council of Europe slams infamous "cockroaches" column by Katie Hopkins as "hate speech"

Oct 4th 2016, 10:31 AM 28,973 Views 137 Comments

The body says hate speech has “soared” since 2013.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary found guilty of inciting support for ISIS
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary found guilty of inciting support for ISIS

Aug 16th 2016, 5:44 PM 16,024 Views 0 Comments

Legal restrictions were placed on the verdict being made public until now.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Facebook and co have to remove hate speech within 24 hours - but it 'won't change the reality'
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Facebook and co have to remove hate speech within 24 hours - but it 'won't change the reality'

May 31st 2016, 3:30 PM 10,857 Views 96 Comments

The new rules will see companies like Facebook review and remove hate speech within 24 hours of being notified.

# hate-speech - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Slap on the wrist for FM104 over caller who called Africans 'parasites'
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Slap on the wrist for FM104 over caller who called Africans 'parasites'

May 26th 2016, 1:44 PM 33,223 Views 141 Comments

The man said Irish women who date African men are “absolute sluts”.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

"We must demand true equality": Canada introduces new laws protecting transgender people
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

"We must demand true equality": Canada introduces new laws protecting transgender people

May 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 10,983 Views 161 Comments

“We are still witnesses, and in some cases, victims of injustices,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg had a dig at Trump for his talk of "building walls"
# CONNECTION
# CONNECTION

Mark Zuckerberg had a dig at Trump for his talk of "building walls"

Apr 12th 2016, 7:09 PM 17,454 Views 22 Comments

“It takes courage to choose hope over fear,” he said in a keynote speech.

# hate-speech - Monday 4 April, 2016

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app

Apr 4th 2016, 5:20 PM 11,641 Views 34 Comments

The app, which was designed to show news and videos from the group, was only up shortly before it was taken down.

# hate-speech - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

UK Parliament could be set to consider a debate on banning Donald Trump
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

UK Parliament could be set to consider a debate on banning Donald Trump

Dec 9th 2015, 9:03 AM 12,272 Views 83 Comments

A petition needs to reach 100,000 signatures for the action to take place.

# hate-speech - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Brenda Power draws parallels between criticism of Traveller article and Charlie Hebdo
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Brenda Power draws parallels between criticism of Traveller article and Charlie Hebdo

Nov 10th 2015, 12:38 PM 28,059 Views 205 Comments

The Irish Daily Mail columnist has been told by the DPP that she will face no action over the opinion piece.

# hate-speech - Saturday 23 May, 2015

The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right
# Opinion
# Opinion

The 'gay cake' row and freedom of speech: Being offended isn't a right

May 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 816 Views 116 Comments

The trouble with trying to put limits on free speech and the freedom of conscience is that you inevitably wind up tying yourself in knots.

# hate-speech - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Twitter is 'a bit powerless' to stop Balotelli-style racial abuse
# Tweet Rage
# Tweet Rage

Twitter is 'a bit powerless' to stop Balotelli-style racial abuse

Sep 24th 2014, 2:48 PM 12,206 Views 32 Comments

But the social network isn’t the “wild west” and the company does care about hate speech, OK?

# hate-speech - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Traveller group hits out at "hate speech" Daily Mail article
# Travellers Rights
# Travellers Rights

Traveller group hits out at "hate speech" Daily Mail article

Apr 9th 2014, 8:07 AM 35,501 Views 270 Comments

Brenda Power said that Travellers should “teach their children to use a golf club or a hurley for something other than breaking a cousin’s leg”.

# hate-speech - Friday 14 June, 2013

Column: Is intolerance prevalent in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is intolerance prevalent in Ireland?

Jun 14th 2013, 1:00 PM 300 Views 114 Comments

Ireland has never seemed intolerant to me but recent instances of racism and intolerance in the news has me questioning whether I am right, writes Aileen Donegan.

# hate-speech - Thursday 6 June, 2013

'Messages of hate' appearing around Dublin, says immigrant group
# Racism
# Racism

'Messages of hate' appearing around Dublin, says immigrant group

Jun 6th 2013, 6:30 AM 32,132 Views 341 Comments

A family home in Dublin was daubed with graffiti telling the occupants to leave, while the old Anglo Irish Bank headquarters were painted with anti-Semitic graffiti.

# hate-speech - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges
# Holland
# Holland

Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges

Jun 23rd 2011, 11:50 AM 362 Views 9 Comments

Geert Wilders had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and faced charges of hate speech and discrimination.