NYPD Orders Google to Trash Checkpoint Warnings

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) wants Google to trash a feature on one of its apps that lets users report drunk-driving checkpoints. Not so fast, responds Google. The application in question is Waze, a community-based navigation app that allows users to report car accidents, traffic jams, and police activity.

Source: NYPD Orders Google to Trash Checkpoint Warnings

British Ads Barred in 2019 From Showing Any Form Of Gender Stereotype

We have previously discussed how Great Britain has embraced the “nanny state” in regulating speech and conduct that are deemed unhealthy or inimical to good social policy. The latest example are new rules to take effect in 2019 the will ban sexist or gender stereotypes from advertising .

Source: British Ads Barred in 2019 From Showing Any Form Of Gender Stereotype

[Eugene Volokh] Unconstitutional “Hate Speech” Prosecution in New York

“[SUNY] Purchase College student Gunnar Hassard was arraigned in Harrison Town Court for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a class E felony, for hanging posters with Nazi symbolism in areas of the campus.” The Westchester County D.A.’s office announced: [SUNY] Purchase College student Gunnar Hassard was arraigned in Harrison Town Court for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a class E felony, for hanging posters with Nazi symbolism in areas of the campus….

Source: [Eugene Volokh] Unconstitutional “Hate Speech” Prosecution in New York

In Europe “Criticism Of Migration” Set To Become A Criminal Offense

When will people realize that people in power are using “hate speech” as a method of controlling people and suppressing dissent.  It’s a dangerous precedent.

Europeans concerned about borders, language and culture may soon find themselves in the hot seat after Dutch politician and European Parliament member Marcel de Graaff issued a dire warning over the “definition of hate speech” which will criminalize speech opposing mass migration , as first reported by Joe Schaeffer of LibertyNation .

Source: In Europe “Criticism Of Migration” Set To Become A Criminal Offense

Outcry as Chinese erotic writer jailed for more than 10 years over gay sex scenes in novel | South China Morning Post

Sentence provokes shock and outrage as critics point out many rapists face lighter sentences than pornographers
Novelist fell foul of pre-internet ruling that people who sold more than 5,000 erotic books should serve more than a decade in prison

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