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Technocracy

Facebook to Identify ‘Hate Speech’ Suspects to French Courts

June 27, 2019 BBC 1

Facebook has agreed to provide the names of French users who are suspected of using so-called hate speech on its platform to the courts when requested. Before this mandate, Facebook only provided identification information for terrorism or cases of violence.

Freedom

“Hate Speech” Prosecution in New York

December 17, 2018 Reason 1

A college student was arrested and charged with ‘Aggravated Harassment’ for hanging posters with Nazi symbolism. The problem with laws that prohibit freedom of speech for those you detest is that they can be used by those you detest to prohibit your free speech.

Politics

Southern Poverty Law Center Apologizes and Pays Out $3.75 Million to Drop Defamation Lawsuit

June 19, 2018 Fox News 1

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claims to combat hate, racism, and bigotry, but it has a history of listing groups that it disagrees with as ‘hate’ groups. The SPLC agreed to apologize and pay $3.75 million after it accused Maajid Nawaz and his group that counters extremism, Quilliam, of being anti-Muslim. Nawaz has dropped his threatened lawsuit alleging defamation by the SPLC. The SPLC has gained unprecedented power over censorship since it partnered with Google, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.

Freedom

Swedish Man Faces 2 Years in Prison for Saying Somalis Have Low IQ

May 23, 2018 InfoWars 4

A 60-year-old man from Sweden is facing two years in prison for posting a message on Facebook that read, “Only every fifth Somalis have IQ over 70.” The prosecutor claims that the post targets a protected group of people based on their national origin and is therefore hate speech. The case is yet another example of what is now being referred to as “hate facts,” statements that are generally true yet are negative towards politically protected groups.