Populism and hate speech is on the rise. But is stricter legislation, surveillance and censorship the right policy to counter this trend? US law professor and civil rights luminary Nadine Strossen has just written a book on this very topic.
In the wake of the Chemnitz demonstrations, Germany is facing tough questions. Civil rights lawyer Nadine Strossen tells DW why the best way to deal with hate is free speech, not censorship.
A 33-year-old has been convicted of hate speech and assault after displaying a banned Nazi greeting at a far-right rally. The district court in Chemnitz is fast-tracking trials related to the recent unrest in the city.
A witness has reported two German federal police officers and a volunteer security guard to authorities for making the Nazi salute. Making the gesture in public is illegal in Germany.
A study by two German researchers at the University of Warwick suggest that there is a correlation between social media usage and hate crimes. DW interviews one of the authors of the study.
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