Hate speech is free speech

The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech.’ So said Vera Jourová, the EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality, as she unveiled a new EU code to tackle illegal ‘hate speech’ on the internet. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have all lined up with the EU to remove hate speech from the web, with a particular focus on racism and xenophobia.

  • V10_Rob

    And yet misandrist SJWs and muslims calling for Jewish genocide somehow don’t qualify as ‘hate’…

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …the bearded ape always gets a free pass…

  • Alain

    Vera hasn’t a clue as to the meaning of free speech, but then again it isn’t something known and accepted by communists, totalitarians or others on the Left. Their idea is that as long as it does not dissent from their narrative or cause hurt feelings or offence it is their version of free speech. China and North Korea have this kind of “free speech” just as Iran and all Muslim countries.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Facebook is evil.

  • tom_billesley

    As if yet another reason for Brexit were needed.

  • WalterBannon

    Vera Jourová is racist

  • Jim Horne

    A longer headline but more accurate in its desrciption of what’s happened.

    Newspeak arrives in Europe to the accolades of the bureaucratic overlords while Free Speech exits Europe with little more than a whine and a whimper from its citizens.

    “This sacred Privilege is so essential to free Goverments, that the Security of Property, and the Freedom of Speech always go together; and in those wretched Countries where a Man cannot call his Tongue his own, he can scarce call anything else his own. Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech; a Thing terrible to Publick Traytors”
    Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood No. 8 1:27a