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#Hate speech

# hate-speech - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law

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'

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

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

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

A formal complaint was made to gardaí yesterday.

# hate-speech - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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'

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'

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

“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"

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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