Frequently Asked Questions

Select your question:
  1. What is Hate Speech?
  2. What is legally considered Hate Speech?
  3. Who are the victims of hate speech?
  4. I believe I have encountered hate speech. What can I do about it?
  5. What does Freedom of Expression allow us to say?
  6. Why words can be harmful and sometimes dangerous?
  7. Is hate speech forbidden online?
  8. Is Hate speech and hate crime the same thing?
  9. I believe I have been a target of hate speech? What are my rights as a victim?
  10. Which legal protection against Hate Speech does exist within EU?
  11. What are providers doing about online hate speech?
  12. Who is liable for hate speech?
  13. Who investigates online hate speech?
  14. Which law applies to online hate speech?
  15. What are the penalties for those found guilty of hate speech?
  16. Which persons are entitled to initiate legal proceedings against authors of hate speech?
  17. Are there any restrictions in freedom of speech for audio-visual service providers?
  18. Which rules prevent a company to hire me or fire me based on grounds of race, sex, religion or nationality or to restrict me under any internal policy rules?
  19. What is harmful content?
  20. Why are some harmful contents not illegal?
  21. What is the difference between illegal content and potentially illegal?
  22. How does the Mandola project support activities against online hate speech?
  23. Where can I find more information?