Hate Crime: Internet:Written question - 180738

Asked by Lucy Powell
(Manchester Central)
Asked on: 17 October 2018
Home Office
Hate Crime: Internet
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 by: Victoria Atkins
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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