#UK #CPS To Treat Online Abuse as Seriously as Hate Crime in today’s society after public concern about the increasing amount of racist, anti-religious, homophobic and transphobic attacks on social media #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Aug.21: The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service has pledged to tackle online abuse with the same seriousness as it does hate crimes committed in the flesh #AceNewsDesk reports

https://t.me/acenewsgroup/44621 From a report: Published on August 21, 2017 at 06:00AM: Following public concern about the increasing amount of racist, anti-religious, homophobic and transphobic attacks on social media, the CPS has today published a new set of policy documents on hate crime. This includes revised legal guidance for prosecutors on how they should make decisions on criminal charges and handle cases in court. The rules officially put online abuse on the same level as offline hate crimes — defined as an action motivated by hostility or prejudice — like shouting abuse at someone face-to-face. They commit the CPS to prosecuting complaints about online material “with the same robust and proactive approach used with online offending.” Prosecutors are told to consider the effect on the wider community and whether to identify both the originators and the “amplifiers or disseminators.” #AceNewsDesk

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