Index CEO Ruth Smeeth discusses the proposed Online Harms Bill in a virtual session organised by the Board of Deputies after a rise in anti-Semitic attacks
CATEGORY: Hate Speech
Jodie Ginsberg: “The only speech that ought to be restricted is speech that directly incites violence”
Laws targeting hate speech can be counterproductive, especially amid the rise of leaders who aren’t afraid to cause offence, Index on Censorship Jodie Ginsberg tells ABC News’
Jodie Ginsberg: “The idea that we can prevent future crimes by policing expression is a dangerous road to go down”
Crimes motivated by misandry — a contempt for men — ageism and prejudice against certain alternative cultures, such as goths or punks, may soon be added to hate crime legislation in England and Wales.
In 2005 Flemming Rose commissioned the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed that sparked protests and riots across the world. In an exclusive book extract, Rose explains why bans on hate speech are based on a false understanding of its role in the Holocaust