Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Germany springs to action over hate speech against migrants

Can the truth be hate speech?

Donald Trump may be testing the boundaries of tolerance on the U.S. campaign trail. But here in Germany, the government is effectively enforcing civility, taking aim at a surge of hate speech against refugees and Muslims.

As Western Europe’s most populous nation grapples with a historic wave of mostly-Muslim migrants, politicians and activists are decrying a rash of incendiary speech bubbling to the surface of German society. In a country whose Nazi past led to some of the strictest laws in the West protecting minorities from people inciting hatred, prosecutors are launching investigations into inflammatory comments as judges dole out fines, even probation time, to the worst offenders.

German authorities, meanwhile, have reached a deal with Facebook, Google and Twitter to get tougher on offensive content, with the outlets agreeing to apply domestic laws, rather than their own corporate policies, to reviews of posts.



Anonymous said...

Truth is offensive in the eyes of the oh so sensitive politically correct.

Bird of Paradise said...

Snivel,snivel,snivel,whine,whine,whine the most common sound coming from liberals

Alpha Skua said...

They people of Colougn are tell their Mayor Enough is Enough No More Refugeess send them home

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of any instances of hate speech from the mosques whit makes me suspicious to believe that hate speech runs in only one direction which I fid hard to believe especially given the German governments willingness to shield the actions of refugees from public view. If that is not high treason I don't know what is. To incapacitate a country for political gain has to a crime of the highest order.

Jub Jub Bird said...

The dangers of Political Correctness and diversity

GR said...

If things keep heading in the same direction then the leftist German government is unlikely to keep a lid on it indefinitely.