The initial letter called on the attorney general “to take action, as well as statutory initiatives, which will finally put an end to the sense of total impunity, or even actual consent on the part of state institutions to the fact that racial and religious hatred, slander and libellous language are used on the Polish internet.”

In a reply published on the attorney general’s official web site, Seremet has pledged to release guidelines regarding hate speech on the net, but he argued that the weekly is “wrong in thinking that the internet is terra incognita, and that no one is interested in chasing crimes committed there that are motivated by racial, ethnic or religious hatred.”

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