Why is it so difficult to address online hate? This session will feature leading minds in this field discussing the nature of online hate in Canada, the links between online hate and radicalization, and discussing viable solutions to these challenges.
Richard Moon teaches law at the University of Windsor. He is the author of The Constitutional Protection
of Freedom of Expression (U of T Press, 2000) and Freedom of Conscience and Religion (Irwin Law, 2014), editor of Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada (UBC Press, 2008), co-editor of Religion and the Exercise of Public Authority (Hart Publications, forthcoming) and contributing editor to Canadian Constitutional Law (Emond-Montgomery, 2006, 2010, 2016). In 2008 he wrote a report for the Canadian Human Rights Commission on the regulation of Internet hate speech. He is currently completing work on a book entitled "Putting Faith in Hate: When Religion is the Source or Subject of Hate Speech".
Richard is perhaps best known for having dedicated an enormous amount of his time, energy, and resources over the past 20 years to monitoring and countering the efforts of those who seek to poison our communal well with hate. This work has predominantly focused on the white supremacist and neo-Nazi movements, particularly the spread of hate propaganda through the Internet. Since 2001, he has been the successful complainant in 16 consecutive cases before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal dealing with Internet hate.