The Trump effect in Canada: A 600 per cent increase in online hate speech

Under Hitler, Germany experienced the consequences of a nation caving in to propaganda and hate speech. This may explain its government’s urgency to enact a new law, known as the “Facebook Act,” in response to the recent alarming rise of hate speech online.

Canada is experiencing a similar rise.

  • Liberal Progressive

    Donald Trump is innocent.

    That’s all Stephen Harper’s fault!

  • David Murrell

    Interesting web page: “National Mediawatch”. The author cites, for her ridiculous post, studies from Concordia and Ryerson universities, two places where Jew-hatred over the years has reached scandalous levels.

    And the web page, left-leaning surely, must not have that much to write about, given that all the establishment media are left-leaning. Since the vast majority of the media tilt left, why have a “watch” web page? There is noting to complain about, if the left dominates everything.

  • simus1

    The concordiaite is a bit off kilter in her history. When Hitler came to power he first utilized the hate speech laws already passed by the Wiemar Republic which had been designed by the previous rulers to suppress the nazis.
    What a rag.

    • Alain

      Yet people refuse to learn when they continue demanding hate speech laws and hate crime laws.

  • CodexCoder

    Regardless of ideology, it requires torture and total control to force anyone to love Big Brother. Just ask Orwell, and Solzhenitsyn. And the initial reaction to those tendencies is rebellion as it should be. So none of this is surprising.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Hate speech isn’t real.
    It’s a concocted euphemism to smear speech and speakers that the establishment doesn’t want to hear.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      1st. thing I’d learn, 1st limerick you’d hear, as a young ape swinging on the monkey bars at Recess in Public School…”Sticks and Stone May break my Bones, but Names will never heart me.”? Anyone here got any complaints about my “ape-monkey” bar shtick?

    • Jabberwokk

      Reminded me of Picards link in the chain speech. I posted it for those that are interested.

    • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ
  • ontario john

    Islamophobia and Russians are running rampant across North America! WERE ALL GOING TO DIE!!

  • tom_billesley

    When you espouse causes that threaten someone’s family and way of life, they say bad things about you and wish you out of their country. This is them showing restraint, not hate.

  • robins111

    When the idiots started to declare that a sign that states that its OK to be white as a hate crime. Its apparentbthat the stats are full of shit.

  • mauser 98

    no…the jackass effect

    asshole could turn a Franciscan monk into an axe murderer

  • Linda1000

    Germany with its F**kbook Act and the EU Commission can go take a leap into the deepest ocean hole. The gov’ts and leaders of various EU and western countries have created massive irreversible problems with their uncontrolled immigration. This propaganda schilling about hate speech is simply to enable the dictator left social gov’ts the means to control their populations who don’t agree with their agendas by stopping anyone from speaking against them. Who are the real Nazi here – it sure isn’t Trump, his supporters or anyone else having a different individual opinion.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …600% increase in the # of frustrated but ineloquent citizens who have been impacted or fear same…all the fault of bad and now corrupt management…

  • Jabberwokk

    Couldn’t be more relevant

  • Tooth&Claw

    Criticism is not hate speech. Speech is how one communicates ideas and emotion without acting upon them.
    Hate is an emotion. Hate is defined as : to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.
    You cannot legislate how people ‘should’ feel.
    Emotions are valid. Emotion is not action. Actions can be proscribed under law. Incitement is already illegal.

  • Bless his heart

    The truth is not hate speech.

    • Clausewitz

      It is to a Progressive.

      • Bless his heart

        And to a Muslim.
        To tell the truth about Islam and put Islam in a bad light is an insult to Islam. An insult to Islam is supposed to be met with death.

        Isn’t Islam grand!

  • Clausewitz

    Yes hate speech has risen in Canada, almost all of it coming from the political left. Who’s always calling for assassinations and beatings? Also what the powers that be call hate speech in Canada are nothing more than stating facts.

  • Felix_Culpa

    An infinitely adjustable definition of “hate” really helps.