European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech

1984-1The European Union (EU), in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, has unveiled a “code of conduct” to combat the spread of “illegal hate speech” online in Europe.

Proponents of the initiative argue that in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, a crackdown on “hate speech” is necessary to counter jihadist propaganda online.

Opponents counter that the initiative amounts to an assault on free speech in Europe. They say that the EU’s definition of “hate speech” and “incitement to violence” is so vague that it could include virtually anything deemed politically incorrect by European authorities, including criticism of mass migration, Islam or even the European Union itself.

  • Exile1981

    The new government agencies:

    Ministry of Truth
    Ministry of Peace

  • UCSPanther

    Thanks, EU for proving my prediction right.

    The prediction: The EU would become more repressive and punitive as their control of the situation deteoriated.

  • Hard Little Machine

    There have already been dozens of arrests in London of people who tweeted mean things to other people. There is no more free speech. Get used to it.