Germany has declared war on Internet freedom

Source: spiked
by Sabine Beppler-Spahl

“On 13 June, German police raided the homes of 60 people accused of posting hateful comments on social media. The raids, taking place in 14 federal states, were part of ‘a day of action against hate speech,’ as the Justice Ministry described it. The first day of action took place in July last year, when the homes of 36 people were searched. This year’s raids were mainly focused on people accused of expressing right-wing prejudice, but they also reportedly included two cases of ‘left-wing’ incitement and one of sexual harassment. These days of action are only the latest German clampdowns on speech deemed unpleasant or potentially dangerous.” (06/29/17)