Sunday, January 7, 2018

German Gov't using Hitler-style law to censor news outlets

I don't often side with the reporting by Infowars because I believe Alex Jones sees everything as a conspiracy which puts food on his table. But I also believe in the First Amendment and his right to say what he wants.

And this time, I believe Infowars.

German officials will begin censoring Infowars and other media outlets reporting on the migrant crisis that makes Chancellor Merkel look Schlecht [bad]. 

Shades of Adolf!

The German government is stepping up enforcement of a Nazi-style censorship law that will pressure Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other social media sites to remove content considered to be "hate speech" by people who support Das Chancellor Uber Alles. 

It's kind of what American leftists and Muslims want to do to conservatives and anyone who says things they don't like.

"The Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG or Network Enforcement Act) law was passed at the end of June 2017 and came into force in early October," the BBC reported. "The social networks were given until the end of 2017 to prepare themselves for the arrival of NetzDG."

". . . Germany's justice ministry said it would make forms available on its site, which concerned citizens [aka "rats"] could use to report content that violates NetzDG or has not been taken down in time."

This gives Nazi policy sympathizers (leftists) carte blanche to censor anything they are offended by and keeps it from being viewed in Germany. It also makes thinking for yourself passé--there's a lot of that going around in the U.S. as well.

Obviously, the censorship would include links to news articles regarding the problems Germany faces with "open borders" which is routinely being hidden from the public even now.

One example in this regard was when a German girl was murdered last year and the migrant who did it was arrested. In spite of the story making international headlines, German state media refused to report the story, calling it "too regional."

Basically, the new German censorship law will work similar to the ways the Nazis enacted their censorship laws in 1933. The Nazis called it an "editorial law" and it forced newspaper editors to adhere to strict censorship standards. Some excerpts of the law are:
Editors are especially obligated to keep out of newspapers anything which:
a. is misleading to the public by mixing selfish interests with community interests;
b. tends to weaken the strength of the German Reich, in foreign relations or domestically; the sense of community of the German people; German defense capability, culture, or the economy; or offends the religious sentiments of others;
c. offends the honor and dignity of Germany;
d. illegally offends the honor or the well-being of another, hurts his reputation, or ridicules or disparages him;
e. is immoral for other reasons.
The last one is like an employee contract which basically allows the employer to fire the employee for anything he or she sees reason to fire them. In the Nazi case, the firing was via a squad.

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