Earnest, usually lefty academics and vested interests push for ‘hate speech’ laws to be enacted. There is even a campaign to did such a thing here, and mark my words if Labour and the Greens get into government they will do it too.
These sorts of law are actually an attack on freedom of speech and a cudgel to silence dissenting speech and though.
Bob Dylan is now a target of such laws.
French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
The charges of “public insult and inciting hate” were filed against the musician in mid-November, Paris prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said on Tuesday. Read more »