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Politics

Battle Between Extremists Endangers Free Speech On The Internet

April 22, 2017 Jamie Lewis 3

A new lawsuit could set a precedent for limiting free speech on the Internet. It’s an interesting moment when Neo-Nazis clash with a well-funded left-leaning organization over an issue in which there is a mix of right and wrong on both sides. See what happens when you try to outlaw offensive opinion the same as you outlaw extortion.

Freedom

Germany Will Heavily Fine Social Media Networks If They Do Not Promptly Remove Comments That Are Critical Of Government Officials Or Their Policies

The German cabinet is backing a law to prohibit free speech on the Internet. Under the guise of preventing so-called fake news and hate speech, they have proposed fining social-media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, as much as $53 million if they fail to delete undesired content within 24 hours.

Globalism

The EU’s Anti-Free Speech Assault On France’s Marine Le Pen

The victory of Marine Le Pen spells doom for the EU and the soft-coup over France by immigrants. The European Parliament voted to lift the immunity from prosecution for Le Pen for tweeting graphic images of executions by ISIS. She tweeted the photos in 2015, after a journalist compared her party to ISIS, in an effort to show the difference between her nationalist political party and the extreme violence of ISIS terrorists. If she is prosecuted and convicted, she could face up to 3 years in prison and a fine of more than $100,000.