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625 arrests were made for alleged section 127 offences in 2010
The number of people being arrested for “online crimes of speech” have increased dramatically in London.
While arrests for aggressive, threatening or hateful speech on social media declined between 2010 and 2013, the numbers rose last year.
According to the Register, a total of 2,500 Londoners have been arrested over the past five years for allegedly sending “offensive” messages via social media. In 2015, 857 people were detained, up 37 per cent increase since 2010.
A man who posted what authorities deemed “hateful” things about Muslims on Facebook is facing eight counts more than a year in prison in Sussex, a coastal county in southeast England, United Kingdom.
“The charges brought in this case are extremely serious and were only brought against four people in England and Wales during 2016,” said Sussex Police Hate Crime Sergeant Peter Allan (because apparently “Hate Crime Sergeant” is a real, taxpayer-funded, paid position in 2017 Great Britain). “Nigel Pelham used Facebook to express some truly offensive views, with no understanding of how serious his actions were.”
The Orwellian officer continued, threatening anyone and everyone who dared to express a racist, offensive, or even cheeky opinion on their own personal social media accounts:
Nine people a day are being arrested for posting allegedly offensive messages online as police step up their campaign to combat social media hate speech.
More than 3,300 people were detained and questioned last year over so-called trolling on social media and other online forums, a rise of nearly 50 per cent in two years, according to figures obtained by The Times.
About half of the investigations were dropped before prosecutions were brought, however, leading to criticism from civil liberties campaigners that the authorities are over-policing the internet and threatening free speech.
H/t reader kevin a.
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The people are getting divided, preparing them for the all-out civil war, which is predicted to happen after the coming financial collapse.
A few years from now, looking back on why Twitter collapsed and YouTube was abandoned by every intelligent person, we’ll remember what these totalitarian tech giants did in February, 2018. Starting a few days ago, both Twitter and YouTube began scrubbing all videos and tweets that don’t follow the “official narrative” on the Florida school shooting.
Anyone who questions the wisdom of the school students-turned-propagandists — who were all probably eating Tide pods a week ago — is immediately banned and silenced. Only one side of this “debate” is allowed to exist: The side that worships the lunatic Left’s demands that all law-abiding Americans surrender their self-defense firearms because a group of traumatized school kids were shot at by their own lunatic classmate.
The insanity, stupidity and derangement of all this is beyond description. YouTube, Google, Twitter and even Facebook have now decided to pick a political side and silence all opposing viewpoints. Online platforms that once hosted conversations and debates are now nothing more than lunatic liberal echo chambers of cognitive illiteracy combined with demanded obedience. That’s why I have now dubbed the delusional Left an “obedience cult.”
Return? What return? The STASI has been quietly absorbed into the German government after the Fall of the Wall on Nov 9, 1989 (9/11… just a coincidence).
“The old German police state is back.“
It never left, but only got upgraded… incrementally.
- Germany’s new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the government. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online “criminal offenses” within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint — regardless of whether the content is accurate or not.
- Social media platforms now have the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who will speak and what they will say.
- Notice the ease with which the police chief mentioned that he had filed charges to silence a leading political opponent of the government. That is what authorities do in police states: Through censorship and criminal charges, they silence outspoken critics and political opponents of government policies, such as Beatrix von Storch, who has sharply criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migration policies.
- While such policies would doubtless have earned the German authorities many points with the old Stasi regime of East Germany, they more than likely contravene the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) to which Germany is a party, as well as the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
Germany’s new censorship law, which has introduced state censorship on social media platforms, came into effect on October 1, 2017. The new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the German state. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online “criminal offenses” such as libel, slander, defamation or incitement, within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint — regardless of whether the content is accurate or not. Social media companies are permitted seven days for more complicated cases. If they fail to do so, the German government can fine them up to 50 million euros for failing to comply with the law.
The new censorship law, however, was not fully enforced until January 1, 2018, in order to give the social media platforms time to prepare for their new role as the privatized thought police of the German state. Social media platforms now have the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who will speak and what they will say.
A former Twitter engineer intimated that the social media giant acts on requests from foreign governments to ban users, reveals undercover footage from Project Veritas released Wednesday as part of a series of covert stings on the company revealing atrocious abuses of privacy by Twitter employees.
Carefully choosing his words, former Twitter engineer Conrado Mirando conveys to an undercover Project Veritas journalist that the company works with countries such as China and Iran to censor users upon request.
In one segment of the video, the undercover journalist asks “Does the Chinese government or anybody, like, do you think they call Twitter and be, like, ‘You need to ban anyone that’s on Twitter that’s from China’?”
Miranda pauses, smiles, and coyly says “I cannot disclose that information.”
“All your illegitimate wives and, like, all the girls you’ve been f*cking around with, they’re are on my server now… I’m going to send it to your wife, she’s going use it in your divorce.”
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🆘‼😂💦 #Germany: #Merkel's Justice Minister #HeikoMaas (SPD) and responsible for the censorship law #NetzDG tweeted in 2014: "Meeting with Turkish Minister of Justice: Blocking of Twitter & Facebook is not our understanding of freedom of expression." Haha! Exactly my humor! pic.twitter.com/TETZIp7AOn
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) January 7, 2018
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A German satirical magazine’s Twitter account was blocked after it parodied anti-Muslim comments in what the national journalists’ association said showed the downside of a new law against online hate speech.
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Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson with the last UK Column News of 2017. We will be back on Wednesday 3 January. We would like to wish our viewers a fantastic Christmas and New Year and we hope to see you in 2018.
START – House of Commons inquiry into online hate (of politicians?)…
08:39 – The Guardian: disgraceful ‘propaganda’ article
10:42 – Meet the Guardian journalist responsible: Olivia Solon
13:31 – How the Guardian propaganda piece is crafted
22:00 – Guardian: advertising for AI company who profit from misery
25:12 – Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is leaking…
29:15 – Aircraft: 14th F35 delivered…to the desert
30:14 – ‘Britain’s record on job creation is second to none…’
32:59 – Steel industry opportunities in Britain…
37:02 – Standing up for real journalism in 2017
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO
Twitter will begin suspending accounts which engage in “hateful conduct” or affiliate with organizations which “use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes” both on and off the platform, following a November announcement. The new rules apply to whatever Twitter deems “hateful,” including “hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header.”
Moreover, Twitter will officially begin restricting “trending” content, to wit:
At times, we may prevent certain content from trending.
While many conservative Twitter users have suffered unfair account suspensions, mysterious drops in retweets and likes on controversial tweets, overnight drops in follower count, and unexplained disappearances of trending topics which paint liberals in a bad light, Twitter’s new rules effectively allow the social media giant to openly engage in censorship without repercussion.
Via Twitter Help Center:
England creates its very own police thought crime unit to patrol the internet. https://t.co/1a5utCmOth
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) December 17, 2017
In perhaps the most intrusive move of social media platforms’ efforts signal as much virtue as possible and appease their potentially-regulating government overlords, Twitter has announced that it is cracking down on what it defines at hate-speech and not just by looking at its own site.
In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, Mashable’s Kerry Flynn reports that the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user’s behavior “on and off the platform” and will suspend a user’s account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter’s Help Center on Friday.