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Hate Crime: Internet

Question for Home Office

UIN 180738, tabled on 17 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the online platforms that hate crime offences have been perpetrated on.

Answered on

26 October 2018

The Home Office does not collect this information centrally. However, the most recent assessment of the evidence is available on GOV.UK: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748140/hate-crime-a-thematic-review-of-the-current-evidence-oct2018-horr102.pdf.

A joint Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Home Office White Paper will be published this winter, which will set out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures detailing how we will tackle online harms. Potential areas where we will consider legislating include transparency report-ing to outline the response and prevalence of harms, including hate crime, on online platforms.

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