Europe Bans Hate Speech, The Bible Gets an Emoji Makeover… [Tech News Digest]

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  1. jim
    May 31, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    People with real disagreements with Obama over policy are called haters all the time. I know where this is headed.

  2. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    People don't have emotions/hate for no reason. It is apart of their beliefs. A such it is protected by our civil right to freedom of belief.

    It is the expression of our beliefs/emotions which is restricted by the right of others not to be directly threatened by others. As such, it is ONLY the threat which may be criminalized.

    That being the case, the concept of hate speech being made illegal is a violation our civil right to freedom of belief and freedom of expression and in my experience promoted mostly by political "liberals" (I use that term very loosely) for the purpose of suppressing those rights.

  3. Philip Bates
    May 31, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    The emoji Bible? That's nuts. You have to admire the effort that went into making it, of course, but it's a little patronising, no? I'm not sure it's any more accessible - in fact, I'm not even sure why it's been done, aside from being a gimmick.

  4. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    "Europe Bans Illegal Hate Speech"
    Rampant and pernicious Political Correctness rears its ugly head yet again!
    Ooops, can my statement be considered "illegal hate speech" by the European Commission?

    Hate, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. People are quick to label those with opposing views as "haters". To religious fundamentalists, converting unbelievers is part of their dogma. To the "unbelievers" that dogma sounds very much like hate speech. In the history of mankind, legislating morality has never worked.

  5. Marco Barreto
    May 31, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    "The European Commission is trying to stop the rise of hate speech online, authoring a new Code of Conduct designed to curtail abhorrent viewpoints from spreading." Sooo, its censorship. Again.