Online Hate Speech: Need for stronger laws
Rohiith Kumar, Khushboo Malik
In the growing world, the use of internet and social media platforms has risen significantly because of which hate speech has become a growing concern in the digital era. Hate speech means any form of statement utterance, articulation, voicing, etc based upon any discrimination about caste, race, religion, culture, gender, etc. The primary focus lens is the Information Technology Act, 20001 and the contemporary regulation were added in intermediary guidelines and digital media ethics code rules, 20212. It also makes a comparison on free speech and hate speech which is to be driven into the components of societies. To curb hate speech, multiple nations have passed legislation that either targets digital forum expressly or regulates existing regulations for online content. The court’s interaction to online hate speech frequently entails achieving a balance between the need to protect both individuals and organizations from harm and the right to free expression. The nebulous equilibrium tries to protect freedom of expression while making sure that social peace, public order, and individual dignity can be preserved.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 11

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