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European Commission Introduce New Code Of Conduct Relating To 'Hate Speech' Online.

maxflinn

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The European Commission has teamed up with FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft and unveiled a new code of conduct designed to tackle online 'hate speech'

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

The IT Companies support the European Commission and EU Member States in the effort to respond to the challenge of ensuring that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally. They share, together with other platforms and social media companies, a collective responsibility and pride in promoting and facilitating freedom of expression throughout the online world. However, the Commission and the IT Companies recognise that the spread of illegal hate speech online not only negatively affects the groups or individuals that it targets, it also negatively impacts those who speak out for freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination in our open societies and has a chilling effect on the democratic discourse on online platforms.
I wonder who decides what is and isn't hate speech?

Will forums like this soon have to follow suit maybe?

This could get messy...
 
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The European Commission has teamed up with FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft and unveiled a new code of conduct designed to tackle online 'hate speech'

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech



I wonder who decides what is and isn't hate speech?

Will forums like this soon have to follow suit maybe?

This could get messy...
Will forums like this soon have to follow suit maybe?
Hopefully. There are definitely two threads and a bunch of bigots posting in each that fit the bill of 'hate speech'...in my humble opinion.
 

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How do you define hate speech that is the issue because according to IT readers hate speech would be any opinion that suggests we should have some limits on immigration. I fear this is another step to complete submission to political correctness. This will lead to the undemocratic closing down of debate.

This will only serve the extremes as ignoring opinions will lead to the rise of extreme parties. The unelected beaucrats in Europe have learned nothing from history.
 

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That is more or less confirmation that the EU is the enemy of Europeans. They are losing control of the narrative and now must resort to coercion and censorship. Only about 1/3 of Europeans have woken up to the dangers of uncontrolled Islamic mass immigration, but even 1/3 is enough to scare the cowards in Brussels. But that is as it should be- they should be scared, because all it takes is another relatively small shift in public opinion,and it is all over for them. Unfortunately none of them will hang for the social and cultural chaos caused by their policies, but their ability to govern is being eroded.
 

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The IT Companies support the European Commission and EU Member States in the effort to respond to the challenge of ensuring that online platforms do not offer opportunities for illegal online hate speech to spread virally.
This is not new law against hate speech, which is already defined in the various national legal systems. It is a code of conduct aimed at preventing "illegal hate speech" being spread online, but the hate speech in question is already illegal. If something is not already defined as illegal hate speech, this does not affect it in any way.
 

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The French courts have been telling Google etc to remove content for years but with the servers often abroad (especially in Ireland) they are in reality powerless to make it happen.
 

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The French courts have been telling Google etc to remove content for years but with the servers often abroad (especially in Ireland) they are in reality powerless to make it happen.
This proofs that we badly need a strong EU !
 

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I don,t believe in or accept the concept of so called hate speech, in the past under hate speech laws in countries in Europe I point to France in 2008 Brigitte Bardot was fined for expressing an opinion against religious ritual slaughter of animals, a few years back an elected Dutch politician Geert Wilders made a film critical about Islam & the Koran, he was later brought to court under hate speech laws for a film that was critical about Islam, apart from Libel + defamation laws, I strongly disagree with censoring certain political views under the guise of hate speech, we need better protection for freedom for speech not less, America is lucky to have an amendment in their constitution protecting free speech - what,s Ironic is in the past the Eu has being critical of China for censoring the Internet but now the EU wants to do something similar .

There are also question marks as to what social media companies may or may not class as so called hate speech for example will people who put up posts calling for a boycott of Israeli goods be now classed as hate speech ? there is a certain photo from a protest in Dublin a few years ago where some protesters were getting ready to burn an EU flag , would burning of flags be classed as hate speech by social media companies ? lot of questions .

 

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The European Commission has teamed up with FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft and unveiled a new code of conduct designed to tackle online 'hate speech'

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech



I wonder who decides what is and isn't hate speech?

Will forums like this soon have to follow suit maybe?

This could get messy...
the leftist dogooder pc crowd. This about stifling free speech that does not fit with particular agendas.
 

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This is not new law against hate speech, which is already defined in the various national legal systems. It is a code of conduct aimed at preventing "illegal hate speech" being spread online, but the hate speech in question is already illegal. If something is not already defined as illegal hate speech, this does not affect it in any way.
So, what is the definition?
 

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The European Commission has teamed up with FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft and unveiled a new code of conduct designed to tackle online 'hate speech'

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech



I wonder who decides what is and isn't hate speech?

Will forums like this soon have to follow suit maybe?

This could get messy...
We know the answer to this.

It is the loudest, shoutiest garbage babies that demand that right.

We are letting Libtard "progressive" SJWs strip us of our rights to freedom of expression.
 

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N'awh, all the first world people desperately seeking to pretend they're oppressed and victims. And it's the 'leftists' carrying it all out now it seems.

Like our libertaryans in America saying they have to pay taxes and this means they're oppressed in the world. Yes, a country that wastes 165 billion dollars worth of food, which is more than a number of countries GDP combined.

Lads, outside of a minority in universities and a few far-right youtubers, no one cares about genderfluid, heterosexual supremacy and all that other nonsense. No one on YouTube will be arrested. If so, there'd be millions rounded up for racism, etc.

Relax and enjoy the weather. We''re not oppressed.
 

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We have ample laws already to apply to written and spoken word.


  • Defamation and libel
  • Assault
  • Incitement to violence
  • Fraud

We don't need this despotic crap.
 

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That is more or less confirmation that the EU is the enemy of Europeans. They are losing control of the narrative and now must resort to coercion and censorship. Only about 1/3 of Europeans have woken up to the dangers of uncontrolled Islamic mass immigration, but even 1/3 is enough to scare the cowards in Brussels. But that is as it should be- they should be scared, because all it takes is another relatively small shift in public opinion,and it is all over for them. Unfortunately none of them will hang for the social and cultural chaos caused by their policies, but their ability to govern is being eroded.
I wonder will they tackle Sunni Muslims when they advocate for Sharia law which is in essence promoting a hatred of Western civilization and those of us who choose not to believe in their stone age fairy tales. Will they turn a blind eye and say that they are entitled to promote their religious views when questioned on this?
 

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