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Let me talk to you about Charlottesville, trolling and the need for digital civility

Techno-philiacs Pete Nicholas
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Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was the focus of the protests | photo: iStock

A week after the terrible events in Charlottesville that led to the death of Heather Heyer, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) launched an initiative to crack down on hate speech online. Prior to the announcement, laws against hate speech did not cover social media and online communications.