Action Day against Racism and Xenophobia on the Internet
29 November 2020
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

On 3 November 2020, for the first time, Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre coordinated a European-wide action day targeting racist and xenophobic hate speech on the Internet. The action was initiated by Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office.

Law enforcement authorities from more than 10 countries conducted numerous house searches and interrogations, confirming that the World Wide Web is not a legal vacuum. In total, 97 locations were raided, also leading to the interrogation of several individuals.

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EU Europol Racism and Xenophobia


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section