>Top of the freedom of speech pile is Iceland, who permit fully anonymous hosting with extremely strong freedom of speech provisions, not being part of the EU agglomerate, and a complete ban on hosting pornography of ANY kind. Seriously. Every host we talked to in Iceland said that we'd be terminated at the first hint of porn.
I want to go a bit further in details on freedom of speech in Iceland than I did here: https://julay.world/meta/res/8318.html#9674.
First is to reiterate that there are hatespeech laws. Second is I'm not a legal expert but I do speak Icelandic.
The way they are worded is primarily aimed at individuals but might be applied to companies but have not been applied to them as of yet
One of these laws 233rd article. section a.
is in on julay but now it's the entire law in a more direct translation and not just the essential bits. All the relevant laws are found here: https://www.althingi.is/lagas/150a/1940019.html
95. gr. translated is: part 1.
Whoever openly demeans a foreign nation or government, "senator," For a lack of a better translation
a nations leader, flag or other recognized national symbol, UN flag or the EU flag, shall face fines or up to 2 years in prison, "in great violations it can be up to 6 years" Questionable translation due to legal speech and partially old forms of speech Comes into modern form in 1998
The same punishment shall come to whoever demeans or otherwise shames, other insults with words or actions, or other libelous accusations towards foreign employees stationed in this country. Remains unchanged from when it was first passed in 1941.
The same punishment shall come to whoever threatens or uses power against a foreign ambassador stationed in this country, or attacks or causes damage to a foreign embassy, or threatens such. Comes into modern form in 2002
233. gr. a. translated is: whoever mocks, demeans or threatens a person or a group with comments or other means such as images or symbols, on the the grounds of nationality, skin colour, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, or spreads such around, can face fines or up to 2 years in prison. came into effect in its current form in 2014 and although I did not find the original law as it was definitely passed in 1940 the original proposal Found here https://www.althingi.is/altext/94/s/pdf/0079.pdf
did not have include sexuality, gender identity or the spreading of those things. Hosts might get convicted for spreading "hatespeech" in its modern form.
234. gr. translated is: Whoever hurts a persons honour with words or actions, and who, spreads that around, can face fines or up to 1 year in prison. Comes into modern when it was passed in 1998.
235. gr. If a person insinuates something that would put a kink in anothers reputation, or carries out such an insinuation, and spreads that around, that person may be fined or imprisoned for up to 1 year. Comes into modern when it was passed in 1998.
236. gr. part 1.
"If an insinuation damaging to a persons honour is held upfront" Hard to translate very directly and accurately
or carried out against a persons better knowledge, it is punishable with up to 2 years in prison.
If an insinuation is published or spread openly, despite the perpetrator not having sufficient evidence to believe it to be true, it is punishable with fines and up to 2 years in prison. Comes into modern when it was passed in 1998.
240. gr. if accusations that are damaging to a persons honour are leveraged towards a deceased person, it is punishable with fines or up to 1 year in prison. Comes into modern when it was passed in 1998.
Laws which also limit free speech but I'm not translating as they are more conditional than the laws above are: 233. gr. which pertains to threats but only apply to the individual that makes them, 233. gr. b. which pertain to demeaning comments about people close to the perpetrator but require them to be very damaging to a persons reputation and only apply to the individual that makes them, and there likely more that I missed.