You may assume such, but my browser tells me the server is located in the US.
It also tells me that current legal precedence does not hold a proprietor libel for comments and content made by members. Otherwise Zuckerberg et al would be doing time.
Ergo, for me to break Canadian law, I would have to be IN Canada, and identified as the person who made comments that were considered illegal.
Whether or not any such comments are offensive, hateful or inciting, the fact is that laws are confined to the sovereign nation that enacts them...except for the US, which still believes its laws can be applied globally when it suits.
So, if "hate" speech (whatever that is) is posted in a forum, the only applicable legislation is that which exists in the poster's home country.
Then the authorities have to prove that the poster is the individual under suspicion.
Here's a tip, kiddies. If Mr Plod comes knocking, provide your name and address and STFU.
All this is true except the server can and does take down sites when there is a threat of suing.
AlphaNova had my forums net copped and he used Badfuckinazi's harmless posts to do it. AND I was paying $40 a month for the forum at the time.
THEN under the "smf for free" format I have now... all "mature" words are forcibly censored, even words like gamble, casino, cockatoo, bong post like this ****.