More surveillance, more resources against “disinformation” and less free speech were the themes of the Wednesday conference of interior ministers from Germany’s federal and state governments. “We need more measures against misleading and demonstrably false information,” said Bavarian Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann, of the Christian Socialist Union, who is taking over the presidency. […]
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 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.
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