Anti-racism watchdog warns of a rise in hate speech on the Internet


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The levels of hate speech on the Internet are ever increasing, says the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in its annual report released on 25 October.

According to the anti-racism watchdog of the Council of Europe, “as more and more platforms for commentary on websites become available, racist messages are being scattered throughout the Internet.”

Moreover, ECRI notes that parallels can be drawn between the intensified use of the Internet by extremist groups and the...

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