The Canadian Human Rights Commission is investigating whether it can censor a Web site that questions the Holocaust, in what could be a test case in the country.
The site is run by Ernst Zundel, a Nazi sympathiser, and is run on a California-based server. But because Zundel is a Canadian resident, his site content could be subject to Canadian laws. The Commission is acting against him under Section 13 of the Human Rights Act, which was passed to prevent hate speech in telephone answering messages. Zundel claims this law does not apply to the Internet, but if the Canadian government rules that the Net is covered by the clause - on the basis that it uses telephone connections - this could apply not only to Zundel's site but others too.
However, the government could take no action against the site's content, which is produced in California, but could take personal action against Zundel, even to the extent of jailing him.
One of the most impressive sites combating attempts to deny the Holocaust, the Nizkor Project, stated that it "opposes censorship in all forms".
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