Conservatives are not Conservative
- I no longer have a clue what the Hell a "Conservative" is. In Europe we see Conservatives cracking down on Internet free speech in order to keep borders wide open. In America Conservatives viciously attacked Trump for daring to try and control illegal immigration and protect jobs.
- On both Continents we see Conservatives locking arms to imprison Julian Assange.
- I no longer call myself a Conservative, but rather a Constitutional Federalist. Whatever the Hell Conservatism is it is not me.
(Reuters) - A senior German conservative has warned Facebook it could face fines if it fails to act faster to tackle online hate speech, and he said the government could propose legislative measures in the new year.
Speaking at a party conference of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) in Essen, western Germany, Volker Kauder suggested politicians were running out of patience with efforts by social media providers to crack down on hate speech.
"I expect from big companies like Facebook that they adhere to laws. If they are not respected than we must think about new possibilities, fines for example," he said.
Facebook declined immediate comment on his remarks.
Germany is seen as a forerunner when it comes to forcing Facebook to step up efforts to police online hate speech, which has risen here following an influx of almost one million migrants, mainly from the Middle East, last year.
Politicians are also worried about how hate speech and fake news could sway public opinion ahead of elections next year in which Merkel will be running for a fourth term and facing an increasingly popular far right.
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