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EU commissioner Vera Jourova censors free speech

by | 2nd, June 2016

jourova free speech One more reason to vote to leave the European Union arrives. “ The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech ,” says Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality.

Jourova was born in 1964 Czechoslovakia. She grew up under Communist rule. You might suppose she’d know better than to meddle with hard-won freedoms. She says she understands what freedom means. Vera Jourova loves free speech. But Vera Jourova wants to censor free speech, to shackle it. The bits she does not like, she calls hate speech. These parts of free speech, says its champion, must be banned. And because the undemocratic EU works the way it does, what she says goes for every country in the bloc.

There’s a lot about European regulations, or regulatory intentions, that U.S. Internet giants don’t like. They hate being described and treated as monopolies, and a mention of paying taxes where they operate as European countries have long wanted them to do

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