Home Affairs Committee

Hate crime and its violent consequences inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published. Awaiting Government Response.

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry, Government responses to committee reports may be published in the next Parliament.

Report published

The Home Affairs Committee has strongly criticised social media companies for failing to take down and take sufficiently seriously illegal content – saying they are "shamefully far" from taking sufficient action to tackle hate and dangerous content on their sites.

Scope of the inquiry

The Home Affairs Committee carried out an inquiry into hate crime and its consequences. This includes hate crime motivated by extremism and actions carried out by fixated individuals ("lone wolves").

Terms of reference: Hate crime and its violent consequences

Publications

Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the hate crime inquiry.

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