/ Apr 23, 2017

EU seeks uniform approach to taking down hate speech online

The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. The proliferation of hate speech and fake news on social media has ...

Government to conduct first survey on hate speech in Japan

Oct 31, 2016

Government to conduct first survey on hate speech in Japan

The Justice Ministry will conduct its first-ever survey on hate speech against non-Japanese with a view to improving human rights. The survey will cover 18,500 foreign residents randomly selected in 37 cities and wards in 16 prefectures, including Minato Ward, Tokyo; Ota, Gunma Prefecture; ...