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Germany: Full Censorship Now Official Courts Rewrite History

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posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: audubon

Hmm, ok, maybe I did misunderstand you original point. If so, my apologies.

You still make no sense regarding US speech. Caged off zones, a little dramatic don't ya think? In many ways media is more censored than common speech, although a lot of that is due to self censorship.

Also, removing social media posts because they hurt your feelings is a far cry from defamation. Defamation is when someone says something that isn't true. Being offensive may overlap in some cases, but it's a different thing. Forcing removal within 24 hours seems like people who take offense get to dictate content policies, which isn't a good policy imo.




posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: SR1TX

Put it this way they get a month's payed holidays at the end of each year with another months pay thrown in so they can go on a holiday with the money... That's just one of many freedoms enjoyed there.

There plenty more, read up on it you may be rather surprised.


No wonder they have to share debt, despite the higher taxes.



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
So Germany has made it official for them to be able to censor any content from any social media platform so they can control political and cultural discourse in the name of "fighting hate". This new German law makes it so that all forms of public social platforms have to comply with this draconian German law, otherwise they would face hefty fines of up to "up to 50 million euros for not complying", or complying fast enough.



by Judith Bergman
October 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Germany has made no secret of its desire to see its new law copied by the rest of the EU.

When employees of social media companies are appointed as the state's private thought police and given the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who shall be allowed to speak and what to say, and who shall be shut down, free speech becomes nothing more than a fairy tale. Or is that perhaps the point?

Perhaps fighting "Islamophobia" is now a higher priority than fighting terrorism?

A new German law introducing 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 or the content is accurate or not. Social media companies receive 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.

This state censorship makes free speech subject to the arbitrary decisions of corporate entities that are likely to censor more than absolutely necessary, rather than risk a crushing fine. When employees of social media companies are appointed as the state's private thought police and given the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who shall be allowed to speak and what to say, and who shall be shut down, free speech becomes nothing more than a fairy tale. Or is that perhaps the point?
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www.gatestoneinstitute.org...

Say goodbye to freedom of speech in Germany, but there are others wanting to do the same in other western nations, including in the U.S., as several social platforms have already engaged in a similar agenda to control political and cultural discourse on the internet.




Seem like Germany has not Learned ,

for those that do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it !

How About this just Maybe

they Should get the 1933 Enabling act of 1933 re Activated!!!
seeing they are going reenact that Time Period!! of 1933 too 1945

or a renewed version!

just like Americas with the :
International Security act of 1950 aka McCarren Act
brought around the COMMIE Red Scare Era!

which Basically is what the Patriot Act is
a New Revised Re Edited
Version of the International Security Act of 1950
with some Enabling act of 1933 Ideas


What this is a How to Catch a Wild Hog Scenario!..



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: audubon

everyon ein th eUS who can write a blog post is protected under the constitution. the press is made up of individual americans and as such does not have a two tier freedom of speech. Each person is their own journalist or reporter.

BUT when we step on others rights then we get into restrictions. Is that better?



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: dantanna
they do not have freedom of speech in europe lol.
you go to jail for thought crimes. if you dare to question the official story of w2, they put you in jail.



Since there are 50 countries in Europe, 1.) please state which countries put you in jail for thought crimes and 2.) Which countries put you in jail for questioning the "official story of W2" and by that I suppose you mean WW2?



posted on Oct, 28 2017 @ 05:48 PM
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There´s really one thing you all should grasp and it´s a fundamental right in germany:

"the dignity of a human being is untoucheable".

It´s a fundamental right.. And that includes being protected from insults and lies about my persona in the public. It has nothing to do with censoring, it just takes what has been established as civility manners in the real life, to the internet.


edit on 28-10-2017 by verschickter because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 28 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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Smth to add:

Even ATS, and, basically 95% of the public accessible forums, censore insults. If not via automatic filter, it will be a mod...

nobody screams snowflakes/authoritylovers/censor/opressed individual opinion...



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

As far as Facebook goes, they actually have a team that fact-checks articles before declaring them as fake news. I don't think they simply go off of what some random user says, except maybe to figure out what stories they need to check on. Facebook recently hired a conservative company to be part of their fact-checking team.

I'm guessing Germany will do something similar, I doubt they will take down every single thing that someone finds "offensive" without checking it first to see if it really is libel, slander, defamation, or incitement. Although you never know.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: links234
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

As a perpetuator of fake news I can see why you'd have a problem with this.
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That's completely false which makes your claim libel. But i wouldn't have expected any less from a socialist. You see, there is a different between real libel, and claims of libel which are false...
edit on 1-11-2017 by ElectricUniverse because: add comment.



posted on Nov, 1 2017 @ 09:13 PM
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take it to court, Germany! Dont let tbe state decide what you are allowed to say!



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