The paper focus on the material rules and circumstances in Norway in light of Norway’s international obligations. The balancing of the right to freedom of expression and the protection against hate speech is central. In addition, the rules of responsibility when hate speech is set forth on the Internet is addressed. In this regard, the possible responsibility for third-party content on the Internet is of particular interest. Furthermore, the difference between “hate speech” as a legal term and “hate speech” as a concept in the public debate is included.