Tag: online hate speech

Canada unveils plans to make online hate speech an offense punishable by $16,000

The government of Canada unveiled plans on Wednesday to criminalize online hate speech. Social media platforms are currently excluded from the proposed legislation. The Criminal Code and the Human Rights Act of Canada have been amended following an attack on a Muslim family. Moreover, the driver of a truck that rammed a family home in Ontario on June 6 faces terrorism and murder charges.