Free Speech In France Is Under Attack By Islamism

Another terrorist attack there calls to mind Charlie Hebdo and the extent to which Muslim youths feel alienated from French society. The gruesome murder of a French history teacher earlier this month, five years after the deadly terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has all of France talking about the value […]

Manifestations Anti-COVID-19: deux poids, deux mesures

Les conséquences économiques de la crise du Covid-19 sont bel et bien là – et elles créent des tensions dans la population. Les politiques ont une manière étrange d’y réagir… Les restrictions dans le cadre du Covid-19 créent une récession. Dans mon article de mai je me demandais si les conséquences de la crise économique seront ignorées […]

Social Media Platforms Should Not Be Sheriffs for Government Control

No matter of which political affiliation you are, you should be able to agree on this: there is a lot of awful content on social media. Cyber-bullying, blackmail, violations of personal privacy, antisemitism, or just sheer nonsensical abuse howled at the most innocent tweets, Facebook posts, or Instagram pictures. For a long time, social media […]

[Tëscheruff] D’Meenungsfräiheet am Internet verdeedegen

Dësen Tëscheruff gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 3. Mee iwwerdroen. De Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Verschwörungstheorien, Falschnoriichten, Haasskommentarer: Den Internet ass voll mat zweiwelhaftem an eekelhaftem Material. Jiddereen dee Facebook oder Twitter benotzt ass et antëscht gewinnt, an dës Plattformen di sech och schwéier drun, fir de Problem am Grëff […]

[Reportage] Marc Angel iwwer Ungarn-Vote : “Bal wéi een Ermächtegungsgesetz”

Dëse Reportage ass fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert ginn a gouf den 1. Abrëll iwwerdroen. An engem Vote e Méindeg huet dat ungarescht Parlament dem Premierminister Viktor Orban d’Recht ginn per Dekret ze regéieren. Mënscherechtsaktivisten an Europaparlamentarier hunn dowéinst Alarm geschloen.   Während aner europäesch Länner hieren Etat d’urgence op eng gewëssen Dauer verlängeren, huet […]

Defending freedom of speech

Ron Paul, a former U.S. Congressman and former Republican presidential candidate (2008 and 2012), said about freedom of expression: “Freedom of expression does not exist for us to discuss the weather: we have freedom of expression to discuss controversial issues.” What is called “freedom of the press” is indeed only freedom of expression: the right […]

The German hate speech saga

A federal court in Berlin decided that it was a legitimate expression of an opinion to call a politician a “slut”, “piece of shit”, and “brainless” on Facebook. The politician (who had indeed sued the user) and her supporters are outraged that the court would allow this “hate speech” to exist online. After having been […]