CAA submission to House of Commons Home Affairs Committee calls for robust plan for policing online antisemitism
Campaign Against Antisemitism has today submitted its evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee’s “Policing for the future: changing demands and new challenges” inquiry.
We have set out in detail the challenge presented by online antisemitism, and proposed a robust plan for dealing with it, including:
- Development of a state-of-the-art monitoring system for online antisemitism, the benefits of which could be applied to the fight against other forms of hate crime;
- The establishment of a national centre for policing online hate crime and extremism;
- Enshrining the International Definition of Antisemitism in law so that it can be more easily acted upon by police forces; and
- Regulation of social networks, and legislation to clarify the civil law remedies available to victims of online hate crime against perpetrators and the social networks themselves.
Our full submission can be viewed online.