Digital charter strengthens combat on hate speech


Deborah Howden Head ShotThe introduction of a new Canadian digital charter to combat hate speech, protect online privacy and battle fake news is timely, says Toronto employment lawyer Deborah Howden.

“When you’re dealing with hate speech on digital platforms, it’s very difficult to get ahead of it and correct misinformation because it spreads so quickly and has such a broad reach,” says Howden, partner with Shibley Righton LLP.

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