Keywords: Freedom of Expression; Internet; Hate Speech; Democracy.
The historical nature of rights leads to the necessary contextualization of the justifications and conditions of the exercise of the rights. In the case of freedom of expression, the context is determined, among other elements, by internet and hate speech. It is about two realities - where individual and group vulnerability becomes more evident - which force to reformulate fundamental aspects of the legal regulation of freedom of expression, as well as to wonder how far the legal response can always be considered as the most appropriate. Moreover, it is crucial to question the distinction between different models of democracy, on the basis of the major or minor extent of freedom of expression edges.