Censorship regime? German interior ministers call for end of anonymity on web, more surveillance, and new laws against hate speech
Germany is ramping up a new censorship agenda, which could end anonymity on social networks and lead to mass surveillance
Facebook and Instagram users now allowed to incite violence against Russians and call for Putin’s death after Meta policy change
Calls for either of the leaders’ deaths will be permitted “unless they contain other targets or have two indicators of credibility, such as the location or method”
Finnish politician begins hate speech trial for using Bible quotes in LGBT debate, faces up to two years in prison
A renowned Finnish politician has been accused of inciting homophobia due to quoting the Bible and stating that marriage was a union between a man and a woman
EU moves to criminalize speech on the web, could pose serious threat to conservatives and critics of mass migration
Many are concerned about freedom of expression
European Commission wants to fight “hate speech” in latest project
Prominent United Right politicians warn that the European Commission’s newest initiative is covert ideological censorship
Europol conducts massive anti-free speech raids across EU, including Germany, France, and the UK
Wildstein: Combating hate speech will not stop conflict in Poland
Writer and journalist Bronisław Wildstein is critical of attempts to combat hate speech. “Fighting hate speech is a concept made up by liberal elites, which is meant not to better customs, but to censor some of the speeches of a right-wing character,” Wildstein explained.
Warsaw’s mayor to introduce lessons on hate speech in schools
Warsaw’s mayor Rafał Trzaskowski plans to introduce controversial lessons on hate speech in schools. The campaign has provoked outrage among Polish internauts, as it is seen as taking advantage of the death of Gdańsk’s mayor Paweł Adamowicz.