Three Leftist parties in Germany want to change—to “strengthen”—the nation’s online hate speech law: the Free Democratic Party, the Green Party, and the Left Party. (FDP claims to be a libertarian-leaning, classical liberal party, but with this move, it exposes itself as being Modern Liberal.)
The current law requires social media companies to police themselves regarding posts someone—anyone—flags as offensive. This is too much free speech, however.
[FDP General Secretary Nicola] Beer said Germany needed a law similar to the one the FDP proposed before Christmas that would give an “appropriately endowed authority” the right to enforce the rule of law online rather than give private companies the right to determine the illegality of flagged content.
“Appropriately endowed.” Government, or a government sanctioned and guided facility, will “determine the illegality” of the speech. Because Government Knows Better.
This is the Europe our own Left wants us to emulate. This is the censorship college and university management, professors, and snowflakes want us to implement.
This is part of the Big Government that the Progressive-Democratic Party wants to inflict on us as part of their general Government intrusion into private lives push.