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The Legal Regulation of Hate Speech on the Internet

  • Ioannis IglezakisEmail author
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Abstract

The Internet with its unique ability of communication of one-to-many and many-to-many and its potential for anonymous and mobile interaction has become the new frontier for the dissemination of hate speech. To deal with this issue, many countries have enacted legislation criminalizing hate speech, but international legal acts have also been introduced for the harmonization of national legislations. Τhis chapter will engage in a detailed presentation of the regulations of hate speech on the Internet, on an international level, and will furthermore explore its conflict with the right to freedom of expression.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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