ARTICLES RELATING TO HATE SPEECH

WATCH: Facebook to ID French hate speech suspects

2019-06-26 07:57

In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges.

Facebook may be told to censor users' hateful posts globally

2019-06-04 19:07

Facebook may be ordered to remove offensive content posted by users in the European Union and then also hunt for similar posts anywhere in the world, according to an EU court opinion that the internet giant warned was a threat to freedom of speech.

BLF won't apologise for 'Land or Death' slogan, plans to appeal court ruling

2019-05-06 13:13

Black First Land First says it will not apologise for its controversial slogan "Land or Death" after the Equality Court, sitting in Johannesburg, found that it constituted hate speech.

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, other far-right figures

2019-05-03 07:48

Facebook said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting violence.

SAHRC finds Malema comments referred to commission not hate speech

2019-03-27 10:41

The South African Human Rights Commission considered five complaints against EFF leader Julius Malema, laid between 2016 and 2018.

FW de Klerk Foundation slams SAHRC for letting Malema 'off the hook'

2019-03-15 14:36

The South African Human Rights commission has found that EFF leader Julius Malema's "white slaughter" comments do not amount to hate speech.

The state's attempt to criminalise hate speech is flawed and unconstitutional

2019-02-24 06:00

The limitation on freedom of expression in the new 'Hate Speech Bill' is an unreasonably broad limitation, which cannot be justified, writes Christine Botha.

Edward Zuma avoids contempt of court charge, settles hate speech fine

2019-02-07 15:06

Edward Zuma has finally settled up and paid the entire R60 000 damages which Durban's Equality Court ordered him to pay for "hate speech".

Edward Zuma given another 'final' chance to pay full hate speech fine

2019-01-22 12:57

Edward Zuma has been given yet another "final" opportunity to pay the remaining R12 500 he owes of a R60 000 fine the Equality Court handed him for hate speech.

Curbing hate speech without limiting the right to speak

2018-12-14 09:09

A toxic political discourse fuelled by the exploitation of social media needs to curbed but it must be done without curbing the oxygen of democracy: the right to speak, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

 

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

2019-06-06 11:48

YouTube announced it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

Twitter, Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

2019-05-16 05:30

The leaders of France and New Zealand joined with the world’s biggest online platforms in pledging to help curb the internet’s role in spreading hate speech and incitement to violence.

On Steve, Julius and the Christchurch murders: Why we need to talk about hate speech

2019-05-06 08:31

Perpetrators of hate speech and hate crimes have for far too long had unrestricted media channels to spew their hatred. But should the message, even though highly offensive, be sanitised so that it does not harm, asks George Claassen.

Madiba would have been alarmed at the hate speech, polarisation in SA – Hanekom

2019-04-17 07:29

Nelson Mandela would have been alarmed by the hate speech and polarisation taking place in SA today, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has told Fin24.

WATCH: Australian senator egged after racist comments about NZ mosque attack

2019-03-16 10:57

A far-right Australian senator had to be restrained by security officials on Saturday after punching a young man protesting his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Racist and violent speech aimed at Chinese South Africans a threat to democracy

2019-03-10 07:00

We all need to take a stand against hate speech to ensure that we don't blindly fuel our anger and attack others that are different to us, writes Erwin Pon.

Solidarity to lay charges against BLF for Hoërskool Driehoek comments

2019-02-13 13:27

Labour union Solidarity will lay charges with the police and the Equality Court against members of BLF on behalf of several parents of the victims of Hoërskool Driehoek disaster.

Hate speech: Human Rights Commission takes on Agrizzi over k-word tirade

2019-01-30 16:47

The South African Human Rights Commission intends on laying charges against former Bosasa boss Angelo Agrizzi after he used the k-word in a recording played at the state capture commission of inquiry.

We are ill, SA

2019-01-17 08:22

I am not blinded by the history and terrible injustices of the past, which however can’t give you a blank cheque to say what you want and basically tell all white people that they are racist.

Refrain from hate speech or risk being deregistered, electoral commission warns BLF

2018-12-13 12:13

Black First Land First has been warned – refrain from hate speech or risk being deregistered from the upcoming elections.

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