Upcoming event: “Online Hate Speech – Do we need a social media police?”

picTuesday, 6 October 2015

Venue: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung for Freedom
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

About the event

How do we stop hate speech and fear mongering online? Is self-discipline and active website moderation not enough to stop extremists from inciting hatred, defamation and violence? 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?

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 (Finland)

Matthias Becker
Doctoral Student at Technical University Berlin on “Verbal Anti-Semitism on the Internet”

Daniel Schwammenthal

Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute

Kindly register for this event by 5 October 2015. Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email.

Picture credit: Carta di Roma