Hate speech

Hate speech is expression of opinion and ideas, which are discriminatory (xenophobic, racist, homophobic, etc.) and directed against different minorities (ethnic, national, religious, cultural, sexual, etc.) . Spletno oko addresses hate speech as defined by Article 297 of the Slovenian Penal Code. According to Penal Code is hate speech defined a public incitement to hatred, violence and intolerance to certain social groups in a way that could also lead to their immediate threats. Due to the high criteria that are necessary for the prosecution of controversial speech in Slovenia, there is very few cases which are recognized as a criminal act. However, year after year we face with the problem of all other forms of intolerance increasengly. Although these forms of intolerance are not criminal,  they could still damaging . Most intolerant speech is mainly in the comments below online news and on various online forums.