Date: 1939 - Present
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Electronic Media
Artist: Ernst Zundel
Confronting Bodies: Canadian Human Rights Commission
Dates of Action: January, 2002
Description of Artwork: Ernst Zundel is a known holocaust denier and operates an anti-semitic website.
The Incident: The Canadian Human Rights Commission ruled that the social benefits of elimintating hate speech outweigh the issues of protection of free speech. The CHRC stated, "we now know that the internet is not a 'lawless zone' and cannot be used to promote hate."
Results of Incident: Zundel was forced to "cease and desist" from using his website. Zundel is currently facing deportation to Germany because of an alleged immigration violation.
Source: NCAC, The Daily Times