“Free speech issues” – January 26th, 2017

Nine items in total…

Canada: “Freedom to offend” petition needs urgent support

U.S.A: “A controversial bill (drafted in part by the Anti-Defamation League) that would have defined some criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism will not make it through Congress this year”

Germany: Facebook group conviction shows that “hate speech” law seems “limited to protecting the government’s own policies on immigration from legitimate criticism”

U.S.A: Twitter accused of allowing “hate group” to promote #StopSanctuaryCities hashtag with a paid advertisement

Canada: University of Lethbridge to lodge a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission about professor they have already suspended without pay for espousing “anti-Semitic views”

Holland: Geert Wilders convicted of “inciting discrimination and insulting a minority group” – some of the consequences…

European Union: Copyright Directive could result in “privatised censorship and filtering of free speech”

U.S.A: Rowdy protesters prevent speakers from addressing UC Davis

Canada: University of Toronto “pronoun fight” returns as professor holds his ground