Tuesday, October 06, 2015 12:30 to 14:30
Transatlantic Dialogue Luncheon: Online Hate Speech - Do we need an “EU Social Media Police”?
How do we stop hate speech and fear mongering online? With anti-semitism, xenophobia and all-out racism flourishing in the dark allies of the World Wide Web, is it time for the EU to enforce the rules already on the books in virtual space? Could an “EU Social Media police” stop online hate speech, and what implications would it carry for the right to free speech? Can EU legislation keep up the pace with cyber hate mongers and what is the responsibility of everyday web surfers? In short – do we need EU law enforcement for Facebook and other social media channels in an otherwise borderless web?
*Read a report about this event on FNF's website*
Hans H. Stein, Director, European and Transatlantic Dialogue, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Milosz Hodun, PhD, Author of “Liberal Agenda Against Online Hate Speech” Foundation: Projekt Polska
Niklas Mannfolk, Head of Communications, Svenska Folkpartiet
Matthias Becker, Doctoral Student at TU Berlin on "Verbal Anti-Semitism on the Internet"
Daniel Schwammenthal, Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute