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U.S. Helsinki Commission to Hold Briefing on Hate Crimes and Hate Propaganda on the Internet

WASHINGTON – The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) will hold a briefing entitled, “Hate in the Information Age,” on Thursday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m. in room 432 of the Russell Senate Office Building.

The briefing will focus on hate crimes and hate propaganda in the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) region, examining the challenges posed by the Internet and other technology. The briefing will address how best to combat hate crimes and hate propaganda with a focus on the role of the Internet and other technologies in the training, recruiting, and funding of hate groups. Issues of Internet governance (e.g., liability of Internet providers, free speech concerns, and content control responsibility) will also be discussed.

WHAT: Helsinki Commission Briefing on Hates Crimes and Propaganda on the Internet

WHEN: Thursday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: 432 Russell Senate Office Building

Invited Panelists include:

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal Center

Dr. Maura Conway, Dublin City University, Ireland

Mr. Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center

Mr. Tad Stahnke, Human Rights First

Mr. Chris Wolf, Internet Hate Coalition/ADL

 

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