The Academy research fellow took part in the discussion within Cyberviolence series: Hate Speech and Restrictive Measures by Council of Europe and Cybersecurity EAST

As proposed in the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) Mapping study on cyberviolence: “Cyberviolence is the use of computer systems to cause, facilitate, or threaten violence against individuals that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering and may include the exploitation of the individual’s circumstances, characteristics or vulnerabilities.”

The current state of hate speech expressed through the use of information and communication technologies was discussed, as well as in identifying effective and balanced ways in which restrictive measures can address this issue. Roles and responsibilities of various institutions and actors were discussed, including law enforcement, in deterring and handling hate speech online.