Combating hate speech: who decides what is hate?

On Wednesday 6 November, Claire argued in the European Parliament that laws on hate speech are a threat to free speech. She used as an example the way that some feminists have been attacked by trans activists. By allowing free speech to be undermined in this manner, she continues, the EU is undermining a vitally important Enlightenment principle: to allow free speech and debate to determine the best way forward for society.