This latest story is a week old and who would have known of it wasn’t for a few blogs. The media ignored it. The European Commission announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to crack down on “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union prefers.
The EU is working with tech companies in other words and they are doing it to take away our free speech rights, something Hillary has supported when it comes to any criticism of Islam.
Large corporations colluding with government should be a serious warning sign.
The US has basically unspoken agreements with companies like google whose leadership has worked with the NSA.
In this Eu case, Breitbart reported that they actually signed a written agreement. They’re signing away free speech.
The initiative is allegedly “to respond to the challenge of ensuring that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally”.
Digital freedom is going the way of the horse and buggy and it’s being replaced by Orwellian corporatist-government unions.
The unelected, executive branch of the European Union (EU) released a “Code of Conduct” that “includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe” developed “together with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft (‘the ITcompanies’)” who have “signed up”.
These people are criminalizing speech, something that the Department of Justice and states’ attorneys generals have been pursuing enthusiastically in the US.
If this becomes entrenched in the EU, how long before it comes here? It’s worse than the camel’s nose under the tent.
If that isn’t enough and even more frightening, they will also engage in the active promotion of views and organizations the EU does favour, and the re-education of supposedly hateful users.
Prepare to be brainwashed.
In a poll taken in June 2015 by YouGov, an astonishing 41% of Americans – including 51% of Democrats – support criminalizing “hate speech.”
This hate speech law described in the poll would “make it a crime for people to make public comments intended to stir up hatred against a group based on such things as their race, gender, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.”
While Clinton was Secretary of State under President Obama, she championed the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)-backed United Nations Human Rights Commission Resolution 16/18, which calls for “combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against persons based on religion or belief.”
This resolution is an overt attempt to force Sharia Law compliance worldwide—banning criticism of Islam everywhere—and Hillary Clinton supports it wholeheartedly. Despite the countries of the OIC ignoring and perpetuating many human rights abuses and even refusing to sign the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights, these nations worked with Hillary Clinton to meet their objective of criminalizing so-called “Islamophobia.”
We can’t trust Hillary with our First Amendment rights.
In December of last year, the Democrats introduced a hate speech measure which you can read about on the link.