EU to fight rise in online hate speech

The Luxemburger Wort reports on a meeting of the EU justice ministers to discuss measures to combat hate speech and xenophobia in social media, particularly in light of the current increase in refugees in the EU. French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira noted that ‘We must verify at the European level that our laws are harmonised to allow us to prosecute with the same effectiveness and severity everywhere on (EU) territory’.