You can now be jailed for hate speech in France. That’s the story circulating after the BBC News reported on June 25th, 2019 that French Facebook users accused of having committed “hate speech” have had their private information and names handed over to the French government for prosecution.
Cedric O, French minister for digital affairs told Reuters…
“This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally. It’s really very important, they’re only doing it for France.”
Basically if you engage in making comments deemed “hate speech” on Facebook, you could end up in jail. So what is “hate speech”? Well, it’s defined by the European Commission, and whatever they define as “hate speech” is considered illegal.
So it’s a carrot on a stick.
This comes amid discussion from French parliament to implement laws to fine big tech companies for not removing “hate speech” or “hateful content” in a timely enough manner, for which they would be fined up to 4% of their global revenue.
This would be similar to Germany’s laws where if social media platforms don’t remove “hate speech” or illegal content within 24 hours they will be fined up to €50 million.
This is similar to a recent case where a Florida man was also arrested after he was reported for comments and videos he made on Bitchute and Gab.
Various individuals have also been arrested in New Zealand for watching and sharing the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting. In particular, one man was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sharing the video with the intent of turning it into a meme.
The dystopian invasion of privacy is escalating along with big tech’s push for censorship, election swaying, and social engineering. Don’t expect it to let up anytime soon unless there’s government intervention… but in this case it’s the government utilizing big tech’s Big Brother oversight to further censor people for wrongthink under the guise of “hate speech”.
(Thanks for the news tip s_fnx)