Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0467
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is online hate crime an element of the Metropolitan Police Service's cyber-crime strategy?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (2)

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

With the exponential development of social media, online hate crime is an evolving area of concern and the MPS has recently commissioned a dedicated working group to scope the extent of online hate crime and how best to tackle it within the context of the cyber-crime strategy. This will include how best to apply the law to online hate crime, and how to identify offenders and bring them to justice.