Without a hint of self-awareness, the arbiters of truth on the left want Social Media to censor speech.
Leading the charge is the Progressive and Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned major technology companies such as Facebook and Twitter to do more on the issue of “hate speech,” or face fines and greater regulation.
Talking to the BBC ahead of the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology festival in Austin, Texas, Khan said that companies must be “chivvied and cajoled to take action.”
“We have evolving economies, which means we should have evolving regulations,” he said. “For too long politicians and policymakers have allowed this revolution to take place around us and we’ve had our heads in the sand.”
‘Hate crime’ seems to be the only crime that the mayor of London is concerned about.
Violent crime is on the rise in the United Kingdom, and the revelation that pedophile ‘grooming gangs’ that have recruited girls as young as 11 years of age into the sex trade are a much bigger problem than what was imagined has recently been revealed.
But the Mayor of London has insisted it is the purveyors of ‘hate’ like Tommy Robinson who was arrested after confronting four Muslim men accused of gang raping a 16-year old girl that asked them for directions.
Khan also took another swipe at President Trump, whom he seems to abhor.
“If you are the most powerful man in the western world, and you are amplifying messages from far-right groups, Britain First, that has an impact on many people. That group incites hatred.
“President Trump has lots of followers and some of them have shown interest in me,” he said. “I’m a reluctant participant in any ‘verbal fisticuffs’ between the President of the USA and me. But I’ve got a responsibility as the Mayor of the most diverse city in the world to speak up for my residents.”
Khan’s proposals fall in line with his wider approach of cracking down on “hate crimes” while levels of violent crime continue to soar. In recent years, local police have arrested dozens of people under hate crime legislation, usually on suspicion of speaking against radical Islam.
Khan cited the ‘hate speech’ laws that were put in place by Angela Merkel to shut down criticism of her disastrous ‘open borders’ policy with regard to Islamic ‘refugees’. Companies in Germany could now face fines of up to 50 million euros for promoting ‘hate messages’ — presumably anything critical of allowing over a million Islamic refugees into the country, or suggesting that the migrants are a factor in the spike in violence and sexual assaults in Europe.
His proposals are also likely to receive approval from the European Union, an organization that he avidly supports, who last week ordered social media companies to delete content it considers “illegal” within an hour of its posting.
Khan and Merkel are not alone.
The darling of the globalist leftists, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has said the same thing. For months, Trudeau has been warning Facebook that they need to fix the ‘fake news’ problem or face regulations.
So much for ‘free speech’ outside of the United States.
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