Europe’s Out-of-Control Censorship

Germany has formally announced its draconian push towards censorship of social media. On March 14, Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas announced the plan to formalize into law the “code of conduct”, which Germany pressed upon Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in late 2015, and which included a pledge to delete “hate speech” from their websites within 24 hours.

“This [draft law] sets out binding standards for the way operators of social networks deal with complaints and obliges them to delete criminal content,” Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement announcing the planned legislation.

“Criminal” content?

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Ladies and gentlemen:

    Fascism and thought crimes are now very much alive and well in Fuhrer Merkel’s Deutschland.

    Coming to M-103 loving Canadians soon, too?


    • mobuyus

      M-103 is diabolical!

  • K1

    Read Michael Ignatieff essay on Human Rights and Terrorism
    pg 9 Al Qaeda is both “criminal cell and a military formation”

    THIS IS WHAT I AM EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW!!!!!,LawsofWarTerrorism.2002.pdf

    • K1

      pg 11 – “Civilians who benefit from or col-laborate with occupation or oppression are just as guilty as the agents of the state directly responsible for the oppression.”

      • K1

        pg 15 – “If the American revolutionaries had not taken up arms, and drawn blood in doing so, they would not have won their freedom. There is thus a historical but also conceptual connection between the
        very idea of a codified set of ultimate commitments and ultimate
        immunities, and the necessity, in situations of extremity, to resort
        to violence to preserve, restore, or establish them in the face of tyranny or usurpation (Honore, 1988; Miller, 1984)”

        • K1

          The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights confines the right of revolution to its preamble:
          “Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resource, to rebellion against tyranny oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.”
          …therefore ….
          I as an oppressed-by-the-state citizen have a right to rebellion against my Organized Crime State

        • El Martyachi

          Ignatieff went from that to being a Soros henchman of the highest order.

        • tom_billesley

          On the other hand, if they’d kept paying the tea tax, Britain could have abolished slavery, and they’d have avoided that costly Civil War.

  • irishrus

    And homeschooling is a criminal act to boot under Merkel and we can’t even pin that one on Wynne

  • tom_billesley

    Media self-censorship: “dark-skinned european” is the new “asian”.
    Sex assault in Stockwell, south London.

  • El Martyachi

    Who would have thought that more than a quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), Western Europe would be reinventing itself in the image of the Soviet Union?

    Pretty much anyone who’s been paying attention for the past decade or so.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That’s because of two main reasons.
      Commies left for the West.
      And Germany reunified.

      • El Martyachi

        I miss the Merkel-Berlusconi interactions.