Slaves Do Not Have Free Speech
- The Big Brother British police are arresting thousands of people for the "crime" for daring to speak their minds on the Internet.
British police are arresting nine people per day for attacks on the internet as they attempt to clamp down on hate speech online.
In some areas, this is up almost 900 percent from 2014.
The number of people detained for alleged attacks over the internet has rocketed in two years as social media allows users to verbally attack others report RT News.
“Trolling” can cause serious distress and high-profile politicians and campaigners have been targeted, as well as celebrities and ordinary people.
Last year, more than 3,300 people were detained and questioned, according to the Times.
Police in London arrested 867 people last year while West Midlands police arrested 635 suspects.
The increase in the Midlands is staggering as figures showed an 877 percent rise in the number of arrests since 2014, when 65 people were detained.
However, of these, around half of the investigations were dropped before prosecutions and campaigners have accused the police of threatening free speech.
Advocating civil liberties, people have been suggesting vile attacks over the internet should be allowed under rights to express feelings.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced a national police hub to combat the vitriol on the internet.
Using Freedom of Information requests, the Times found that 3,395 people across 29 forces were arrested last year under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.
Last year 1,696 people were charged and 1,399 convicted.
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