Social media platforms challenging EU fundamental rights protection: The need for an effective response to online hate speech
PhD student: Mrs S. Kitsou
Promotors: Mrs Prof M.L.H.K. Claes, Dr M. Bonelli
Duration: 15/9/2021 - 14/9/2025
While social media has shaped novel forms of interaction, it has also served as the ideal platform for hate speech. My project will investigate the potential of a common EU approach to hate speech on social media, based on fundamental rights considerations at a time when the EU is beginning to shape its response to the matter. The research will also look into the role of the EU in a regulatory landscape framed by national laws, social media guidelines and an EU added framework in search of a governance model that could respond to the challenges of online hate speech.