The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in Comparative Perspective, by Oliver Butler

The BACL Annual Seminar at the SLS Annual Conference took place on 31st August 2021 (the recording is available by clicking here). The panel was formed following a call for papers concerning the definition of hate speech, the appropriate balance between rights and interests in this field, and the different modes of regulation found across … Continue reading The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in Comparative Perspective, by Oliver Butler

BACL Annual Webinar: The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective – 31 Aug 2021, 9:30 (London)

Regulators around the world are grappling with the problem of hate speech online. Regional differences in conceptions of dignity, equality, and liberty, rooted in different historical experience, are reflected in conceptions of hate speech, harm, and the appropriate role of state and private actors. In light of these historical regional differences, and their continuing relevance, … Continue reading BACL Annual Webinar: The Regulation of Hate Speech Online and its Enforcement in a Comparative Perspective – 31 Aug 2021, 9:30 (London)

Misunderstanding Misinformation: why most ‘fake news’ regulation is doomed to failure, by Paul Bernal

The regulation of fake news has been fraught with problems from the outset – and it is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. There are a number of reasons for this, some connected with the nature of the internet and of social media in particular, some with the political climate around the world, … Continue reading Misunderstanding Misinformation: why most ‘fake news’ regulation is doomed to failure, by Paul Bernal