: Hate speech. Lèse-majesté - an offence against the dignity of a reigning monarch/president or against a state.
Many of the comments I see on polishforum constitute ' hate speech.' in my world Now I am not some social activist or hardened leftie, just a regular person going about their daily business. I decided to do a little research into hate speech and bigotry in Poland and this is what the law states.
The hate speech laws in Poland derive from its Constitution and from its Criminal Code. The laws discourage any conduct that foments racial, national, or sectarian hatred. The laws punish those who intentionally offend the feelings of the religious by e.g. disturbing services or creating public calumny. They also prohibit public expression that insults a person or a group on account of national, ethnic, racial, or religious affiliation or the lack of a religious affiliation.
According to the Batory Foundation, Poland has a problem with hate speech, with Polish teens particularly exposed to it.
"We're targeting young people aged 15-18, and the reason we did that is because last year, we published the first nationwide report, called "Hate Speech in Poland," which indicated that young people are more likely to accept hate speech to specific minority groups than adults," she said.
The BF "Stop Hate Speech" campaign was launched on September 14. With the following video.
Polishforum also have a problem with hate speech especially against the Catholic church, Jews, LGBT and minorities. What could be done to control and stop the bigots?
Sources- wikepedia, Polish constitution, Polish criminal code., Batory Foundation."What could be done to control and stop the bigots?"One way will be to ban users who post under multiple names, like yourself.