Delia and Muscat agree that online hate speech is abundant

Ritratt: Miguela Xuereb, Zoe Louise Gatt

Malta is the country with the highest record of online hate speech, according to a Eurobarometer survey. Political leaders Joseph Muscat and Adrian Delia agreed, saying that they are to be the first to provide a good example. This was said during a Youth Parliament session.

The Prime Minister Muscat (PM) stressed that the Maltese should be taught to tolerate others from a young age, and went on to say that hate speech is illegal.

Adrian Delia thanked the PM for the way he presents himself in a cordial manner, saying that it is the nation’s leaders who must first provide a good example. He then went on to say that the nation must present challenging ideas and philosophies, rather than be engaging in hate speech online.