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There is no legal definition of hostility so we use the everyday understanding of the word which includes ill-will, spite, contempt, prejudice, unfriendliness, antagonism, resentment and dislike.
The police are being flooded with online fraud claims at the moment - 40% of all crimes reported to them are online-fraud based. They are struggling to cope.
The new CPS guidelines on what constitutes hate crime are completely potty. While countering extremism should be a high priority for all of us, "unfriendliness and dislike" towards another could constitute a hate crime? This is madness.
The Police will end up spending all their time, money and effort responding as "moderators" of the internet. That simply won't scale.
Is there a better way?