Facebook seeks exemption from Government’s proposed hate speech laws

Technology companies worried about ‘onerous obligations’

Facebook  submitted that online communication was already covered by the existing Prohibition on the Incitement to Hatred Act 1989. Photograph: iStock

Facebook submitted that online communication was already covered by the existing Prohibition on the Incitement to Hatred Act 1989. Photograph: iStock

Facebook petitioned the Irish Government last year to exclude it from criminal liability under proposed laws against hate speech and hate crime.

In 2019, the Government ran a public consultation ahead of plans to draft more robust laws against incitement to hatred, particularly on the internet and social media.

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