Online hate is rampant, but a French bill in development for this year is trying to limit it. Here's how.
Online hate must be combatted, and will is not enough – we must ensure the tools we are using are as optimal as they can be. Failure on either front will mean those who spread hate online win.
Hate crimes against France's Jewish community, Europe's biggest, rose by 69% in 2018 after two years of falls. The statistics have moved the French prime minister to set up special measures to tackle the problem.
A higher-than-usual social media usage at the local level can lead to a spike in violent crimes in the area, a new study has found.
In the past two months, there have been 33 alleged cases of racially targeted hate crimes in the country, compared to just 28 in 2016.
Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan reads out expletive-laden hate speech in the video, which Has so far attracted 170,000 views on Facebook.