Motion for a resolution - B8-0299/2017Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on combating online hate and extremism


pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

Ivan Jakovčić, Jozo Radoš


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on combating online hate and extremism

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas important benefits can be derived from the internet in the exercise of freedom of expression;

B.  whereas the use and sharing of information on the internet has become impossible to control with the emergence of more and more fake profiles;

C.  whereas terrorists use fake accounts for recruitment and to spread propaganda online;

D.  whereas anonymous defamatory comments and hate speech posted online violate fundamental human rights;

E.  whereas, in light of the rise in extremism on social media and libellous comments posted online, Member States are set to adopt specific laws on the internet;

1.  Urges the Commission to encourage the Member States to develop and implement a uniform approach to this issue and to find a balance between freedom of speech and the right to privacy;

2.  Calls on the Commission to issue guidelines for internet service providers obliging them to take effective measures to limit the dissemination of hate speech and speech inciting violence and to implement a filtering system to prevent unlawful speech;

3.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.