London Mayor Tries To Justify Mass Censorship By Reading Mean-Tweets

London Mayor Sadiq Kahn read a list of half-dozen racist tweets about himself to a crowd at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, TX Monday.


"I say kill the mayor of London and you'll be rid of one Muslim terrorist," Khan quoted to the audience. "I'd pay for someone to execute Sadiq Khan."

Kahn, the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital, implored tech companies to censor "hate speech," - which has recently become a catchall from everything from death threats to opposing longstanding symbols of actual oppression, such as hijabs. 

The London mayor said he didn't want to be "portrayed as a victim" or "ask for sympathy." Instead, he wants to tech companies to police people's feelings by going further in "making the internet free of hate speech." 

"But ask yourself this: What happens when young boys and girls from minority backgrounds see this kind of thing on their timelines or experience this themselves?" said Khan.

Khan said that tweets like the ones addressed to him send a message to these children that if they don't look a certain way or subscribe to the same establishment beliefs, they will grow up thinking there's no path for them in high-profile careers.

"We simply must do more to protect people online," Khan said.

Khan urged companies like Facebook and Twitter to show "a stronger duty of care" so that "social-media platforms can live up to their promises to connect, unify, and democratize the sharing of information and be places where everyone feels welcomed and valued." -Business Insider

Too bad for those offended by mass censorship in the name of creating an all-encompassing safe space. European officials, meanwhile continue to turn a blind eye as migrants to rape, pillage and plunder with near impunity due to "cultural differences" (not hate). 

Germany began enforcing strict "hate speech" laws on January 1, giving companies such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube 24 hours after a complaint to remove postings containing hate speech. Failure to remove the offending posts in time so will expose the platforms to fines of up to 50 million euros ($60 million USD).


The new law was passed last June and went into effect in October - however social media companies were given until January 1 to prepare to maintain an "effective and transparent procedure for dealing with complaints" which users can submit freely. Upon receiving a complaint, social media companies have 24 hours to block or remove "obviously illegal content" - and up to a week in "complex cases."

The new law isn't just for the big three (Facebook, YouTube and Twitter) either: 

Social platform giants such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were couched as the initial targets for the law, but Spiegal Online suggests the government is looking to apply the law more widely — including to content on networks such as Reddit, Tumblr, Flickr, Vimeo, VK and Gab. -TechCrunch

German lawmaker Beatrix von Storch's Twitter account was blocked in January after she lashed out at New Year's greetings sent by Cologne police in Arabic.


"What the hell is happening in this country? Why does an official police site tweet in Arabic," wrote the Alternative for Germany (AfD) conservative party member. 

As we wrote in January, Social media giants face a gigantic task - which some might say is impossible. It is estimated that around 38.1 million Germans alone will use social media in 2018.


Now, consider that every single flagged post from millions of users must be evaluated before the post is removed or blocked. This will require Artificial Intelligence (AI) or some other sort of algo. And as algos begin to identify and remove "hate speech," people will adapt to the filters and begin to find ways around it - changing terms, spellings, and using coded language to communicate.

What if - bear with us - parents taught their children that sometimes mean people say mean things, and one simply needs to have the internal fortitude to overcome offensive statements instead of employing mass censorship?



mototard Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:57 Permalink

Meanwhile, mass rapes, mass acid attacks abound.


Knife attacks are increasing and moped gangs rule the streets.


Nice show Mr Mayor.

QueeroHedge Bumpo Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

Khan said that tweets like the ones addressed to him send a message to these children that if they don't look a certain way or subscribe to the same establishment beliefs... 


Hmm I wonder how non Muslims feel about the kooooooran saying they should be put to death. Is that hate speech? Is sadiq going to outlaw the koooooran too? Or is this just another fuck whites? 

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IH8OBAMA King of Ruperts Land Wed, 03/14/2018 - 19:45 Permalink

The world was a far better place when everything and everyone was segregated. White Christians were in America, Canada and Europe. Socialists were in parts of Europe. Muslims were in the Middle East. Brown people were near the equator. Black people were in Africa (except for the sons of slaves).  Asians were in Asia.

Today, everyone is out of their environment. In America alone, blacks are now the privileged class, brown people infiltrate in droves, liberal socialists are half the population, Muslims have gained a foothold and demand change. It's all messed up now. We need to re-segregate.

People want to be with their own kind and not forced to ACCEPT someone else's way.

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techpriest Pinto Currency Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:39 Permalink

It seems to me that he wants people to keep these opinions to themselves, until one day they act on it.

No way he would ever want people to broadcast their intentions in advance so he can prepare.

Yes, that is /sarc. But think about it, censorship means that while you are hiding the extent of the opposition, you are also lying to yourself about the extent of the opposition.

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ebear Drater Wed, 03/14/2018 - 18:51 Permalink

I'll keep reposting this wherever it seems appropriate:

These women are intelligent, self-confident and as you'll notice, all very attractive.  They could be your wife, your daughter, your sister, your neighbor, your friend.

Are they feminists?  I don't know, but they're clearly standing up for the rights of women.

I'm going to guess that being German, most of them were raised in a liberal environment.  No hate speech at their dinner table.

Despite that, and because of the ever-present threat to their safety, they've had a change of heart and are now speaking out.

My point is, that whatever stage of awareness we find women to be in, we should not disavow or reject them simply because their thinking may be confused or misinformed.  Like it or not, we are all products of our environment, and for many, the struggle for independent thought is a long hard road.

On that basis, I will never reject a woman simply because her thoughts may be fuzzy and ill-formed.  I will engage, and present my own arguments with patience and respect in the hope that I may plant a small seed that might help her along the road to self-awareness and self-determination, which to me, is what feminism is all about - not running around with silly hats spouting inane nonsense that has no foundation in reality.

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GUS100CORRINA mototard Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:05 Permalink

London Mayor Tries To Justify Mass Censorship By Reading Mean-Tweet

My response: Every time this MAYOR speaks, I ask myself how the HELL did this MUSLIM DESPOT get elected in a once Christian community? Then the answer comes to me.

Participation rate of registered voters probably below 50%!! Registered voter participation rate is a BIG PROBLEM in America as well and was a huge problem in the recent special election just held in PA where participation rate was below 25%!!

SHARIA now the law of the land in London. Don't think I will be visiting London anytime in the foreseeable future. 

Going forward, if WE THE PEOPLE want to maintain what is left of the REPUBLIC, WE THE PEOPLE need to show up and vote every single MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL POLICE STATE DEMOCRAT OUT OF OFFICE or perish as a REPUBLIC.

Choose wisely America for the DAYS ARE EVIL.

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MoralsAreEssential GUS100CORRINA Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:22 Permalink

The problem is many on the "Other Side" of the One-Party, Two-Headed scam which is US politics are equally as corrupted.  Public Intelligence Blog has great ideas about backing Independents and any other candidates except the two mainstream.  ANY D OR R candidate getting money from D or R sources ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT ZION. As long as Zion has power we're F***ed.

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