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Facebook touts progress in curbing hate and violent content
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Facebook touts progress in curbing hate and violent content

May 19th 2021, 7:36 PM 4,766 Views 5 Comments

Facebook said the “prevalence” of hate speech in the first quarter of 2021 was between 0.05% and 0.06%

New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval
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New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval

Apr 16th 2021, 6:45 AM 17,979 Views 44 Comments

Minister McEntee said the constitutional rights of freedom of expression and of association will be respected in the new legislation.

Punish players who cover their mouths to talk to opponents – Seedorf
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Punish players who cover their mouths to talk to opponents – Seedorf

Apr 14th 2021, 12:15 PM 8,221 Views 2 Comments

The former Holland international believes transparency is key in the fight against racism in football.

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

Dec 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 27,478 Views 118 Comments

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

Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law
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Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law

Feb 2nd 2020, 8:28 AM 42,019 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2020, 6:10 AM 9,631 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:03 PM 8,179 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 24th 2019, 1:12 PM 17,138 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Aug 20th 2019, 6:05 AM 54,040 Views 93 Comments

A formal complaint was made to gardaí yesterday.

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

Jul 17th 2019, 11:18 AM 34,333 Views 0 Comments

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

Twitter bans 'dehumanising' posts towards religious groups
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Twitter bans 'dehumanising' posts towards religious groups

Jul 9th 2019, 10:30 PM 13,194 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2019, 12:28 PM 23,260 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Mar 30th 2019, 7:30 AM 16,300 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.

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to 'white nationalists'
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Facebook extends ban on hate speech to 'white nationalists'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 11:59 AM 9,842 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Nov 29th 2018, 9:17 AM 10,558 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.

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

Aug 8th 2018, 7:59 AM 20,101 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Apr 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 89,549 Views 206 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2018, 8:29 AM 18,105 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Apr 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 30,142 Views 87 Comments

Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.

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

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

Mar 10th 2017, 5:33 PM 8,889 Views 58 Comments

Lawrence Burns has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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

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

Oct 4th 2016, 10:31 AM 28,977 Views 137 Comments

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

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary found guilty of inciting support for ISIS
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Radical preacher Anjem Choudary found guilty of inciting support for ISIS

Aug 16th 2016, 5:44 PM 16,025 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 26th 2016, 1:44 PM 33,236 Views 141 Comments

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

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

May 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 10,986 Views 161 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2016, 7:09 PM 17,456 Views 22 Comments

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

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app
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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.

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

Dec 9th 2015, 9:03 AM 12,273 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Nov 10th 2015, 12:38 PM 28,121 Views 205 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 833 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.

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

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

Apr 9th 2014, 8:07 AM 35,525 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”.

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

Jun 14th 2013, 1:00 PM 323 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.

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

Jun 6th 2013, 6:30 AM 32,139 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.

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

Jun 23rd 2011, 11:50 AM 363 Views 9 Comments

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