Well, new laws to combat “hate speech” (a strategy strongly promoted by many progressives) are fast spreading across the globe. What could possibly go wrong?
French online hate speech bill aims to wipe out racist trolling Abuse on social networks pushes MP to draw up law that could be copied across Europe
… [The online hatred bill] states that hateful comments reported by users must be removed within 24 hours by platforms such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. This includes any hateful attack on someone’s “dignity” on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. If the social media platforms and tech companies do not comply, they will face huge fines of up to 4% of their global revenue. Penalties could reach tens of millions of euros. There will also be a new judiciary body to focus on online hate.
The bill is part of Macron’s drive to make France a frontrunner in the regulation of big social media platforms. He announced the planned crackdown on online hate at a dinner for Jewish groups last year, amid a rise of antisemitic acts in France, saying that hateful content online must be taken down fast and “all possible techniques” put in place to find the identities of those behind it.
Last month, after meetings with Macron, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg agreed to hand over to judges the identification data on its French users suspected of hate speech.
Charles Koch and George Soros team up with Patreon, Mozilla, Pinterest and more to stamp out “hate” online
[…]A broad alliance is being formed in the United States to combat “online hate and extremism.”
Members include billionaires Charles Koch and George Soros, tech companies Eventbrite, Mozilla, Pinterest, Patreon, Airbnb, the Anti-Defamation League, and a number of universities.
These actors will team up in July, during the After Charlottesville Project conference in San Francisco, that will see discussions on “solutions for curbing political terrorism,” said the article.
ADL and Partners Launch Initiative to Combat Extremism in Cities Across the U.S.