Just wanted to discuss these topics in a civil non trolley way, ideally with fair minded articles about specific examples.
Just wanted to read stories about how censorship, hate speech, doxing, deplatforming, laws etc…
Not limited to the first amendment and the US or government vs private censorship. It seems like Europe is moving faster on all of this. And of course China vs Hong Kong, Venezuela and Iran are happening right now.
What’s your opinion of freedom of expression in the world right now vs your personal ideal? What will it look like in 2050, better or worse?
First article about Merkel. Not sure if ‘voice of Europe’ is right wing. Couldn’t find many left leaning articles about it.
"Last year, German lawmakers banned the use of so-called ‘hate speech’. Under the new laws, websites can be fined as much as 50 million euros for failing to remove so-called ‘hate speech’ from their platforms.
The new law targets independent media outlets and populist politiicans who dare to speak about the devastating effects that Merkel’s pro-mass migration policies continue to have on Germany and Europe.
Thanks to the law, some Germans have been hit with charges of hate speech for pointing out migrant rape statistics, migrant unemployment rates, and other facts that leftists would rather ignore.
In late September, the upper chamber of the German parliament, the Bundesrat, took another step to limit freedom of expression with the proposal for a law that if passed, would see any kind of denigration of the EU flag and anthem banned."